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ARMA International and NetGovern Launch the Information Governance (IG) Maturity Index Project

Thursday, October 17, 2019  
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A Data-Driven, Definitive Report of the Business Impact of IG Programs


ARMA International is joining forces with NetGovern to launch a definitive and data-driven benchmark & survey for information governance efforts. Based on ARMA’s Information Governance Implementation Model, the survey will measure the maturity of companies across key elements of the model. The IG Maturity Survey will be introduced at ARMA InfoCon 2019, the information profession’s premier annual event, which takes place October 21-23 in Nashville. 

During the event, it is expected that hundreds of information professionals from companies across all sectors will take part in the ground-breaking survey. The initial ARMA/NetGovern IG Maturity Index will be published in early 2020.

The results will be shared in an in-depth report with the guidance and insight of renowned researcher Michael Osterman, principal of Osterman Research, a specialist market research & analytics firm. Osterman Research will also provide comprehensive analysis tools, enabling ARMA members to measure their maturity as compared to their peers by consulting the anonymized survey data.

ARMA International’s Executive Director of Content & Programming, Nick Inglis, says of this effort, “This massive undertaking is the first-ever active benchmarking of companies’ information governance programs based on the new model from ARMA, the Information Governance Implementation Model. We are thankful for the support of NetGovern in helping us achieve this vision and milestone for our profession. Providing our members with actionable insight on how information governance adoption is evolving is a key part of ARMA’s mission.”

NetGovern CEO, Pierre Chamberland, echoes this sentiment, “Our goal is to provide ongoing updates by running the survey on an annual basis. This way we can provide the evidence-based data points which will enable ARMA to consistently and accurately report on the progress of companies towards achieving business success with the information governance programs. From this effort we also expect to be able to publish real-world best practices and lessons for all ARMA members to learn from.”