Logistics Means More Than Moving Physical Stuff Around – Tip Sheet

Logistics Means More Than Moving Physical Stuff Around

Logistics, Redefined

Logistics Means More Than Moving Physical Stuff AroundIn a modern digital organization, “Logistics” doesn’t just refer to the movement of people or physical objects. Organizations face complex information logistics challenges in coordinating all of the various unconnected content silos that have arisen over the past 15 years – and continue to multiply as more and more SaaS and consumer technologies are adopted by newly empowered line of business executives.

AIIM reports that 52% of organizations have three or more ECM/DM/RM systems and 22% have five or more systems. The problem is even more challenging at the largest organizations, with 38% reporting more than five ECM/DM/RM systems in operation. Of course, the information that is officially in ECM/DM/RM systems is only part of the information management story in most organizations.

Organizations have long struggled with these core “information logistics” questions:

  • SYNC: When – and why — should I sync information between repositories?
  • MIGRATE: When – and why — should I migrate information from one repository to another?
  • ARCHIVE: How can I best archive information onto less expensive storage once its “active” phase is completed?
  • DISPOSITION: If 60% of the information we’re collected is “ROT” (Redundant, Obsolete,Trivial), how do I determine which is ROT and which is not, and responsibly destroy the junk?

There are 3 reasons why these core information logistics issues are more challenging than ever before.

Download the Tip Sheet to learn why.