Manufacturing and information managment – where’s the trust?

By: In: Corporate Information Responsibility On: Mar 12, 2014
Manufacturing and information managment – where’s the trust?
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Across Europe manufacturing is experiencing a period of globalisation, innovation and consolidation. But in spite of the need for rapid access to information, manufacturers are the least likely to trust employees with information, according to research from Iron Mountain and PwC.
• Nearly one half believe that their employees represent a serious threat to information security.
• Almost one quarter have no plans to invest in training to address information risk.

• Close to one third do not communicate with their staff on the issue.
The study suggests that the apparent lack of trust in employees could be a symptom of the sector’s preoccupation with data breaches. Making security training and communications part of information management practices could help employees see the importance of information security and promote a business-wide culture of information responsibility.
Find out more about manufacturing and information management in our report, Information Management in 2020; what lies ahead for manufacturing.

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Phil Greenwood

Phil Greenwood is Country Managing Director & Commercial Director at Iron Mountain responsible for delivering information and records management solutions into the UK's largest Public, Private and NHS customers. Phil directs and runs specialist sector teams aligned to the sector specific requirements of Iron Mountain's clients. These requirements demand innovative solutions that deliver compliance and governance as well as efficiency and cost cutting in order to transform business results and improve the way organisations use their information. Phil has over 10 years' experience working with UK and International records management. He is involved with the UK Information and Records Management Society. Phil has worked within service delivery and customer facing roles, as well as in general management roles within the outsourcing and information management industries. Legally qualified, Phil has also spent time as a fee earner within law firms and has a strong understanding of the way that information and services drive the core business of client organisations.