The American Records Management Association (ARMA) and the Storage Networking Industries Association (SNIA) are to cooperate on educational and technical programs. The alliance sets out to stimulate collaboration between the organizations’ constituencies—records and information management (RIM) and information technology (IT). A white paper (www.arma.org/pdf/news/collaborationwp.pdf) titled, ‘Collaboration: The New Standard of Excellence’ discusses the need for collaboration between RIM, IT, legal, and security professionals, and addresses the complexities involved in managing records and information. At issue is the fact that today, many disparate operating groups own a piece of the information management puzzle, ‘whether they realize it or not.’
The hope is that this collaboration will ‘quell the impending chaos’ of the convergence of regulatory and legal imperatives. SNIA works on standards for data management and information lifecycle management. More from www.snia-dmf.org, www.snia.org, and www.arma.org.
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