A recent survey from Iron Mountain revealed that 46 percent of federal information management professionals cite managing all types of information assets, regardless of format, as a priority for their field and many feel unprepared to handle the requirements that brings with it. This interesting information came to us from Business Wire in their article, “Survey Indicates Federal Government Feels Unprepared for Future Information Management Requirements.”

Iron Mountain conducted the study to identify the government’s information management priorities for the next 3-5 years, share agency respondents’ feedback on where gaps exist and deliver recommendations on how to improve on the skill sets required to succeed.

The survey also asked the same professionals what skills would be required to position them for future effectiveness and success. More than half believe information security and access control will be in greatest demand from information management professionals. This was followed by data quality management and analytics capabilities.

Understanding data and ensuring data integrity are certainly key to a successful information management system. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.