Trends in information management: the first PwC and Iron Mountain Information Value Index

By: In: Information Value On: Sep 16, 2015
Trends in information management: the first PwC and Iron Mountain Information Value Index

PwC and Iron Mountain have worked in partnership for four years to deliver cross-sector, multi-market research on the growing importance of information management and governance. Our three earlier studies focused initially on the European mid-market (250-2,500 employees) and more recently on European and North American enterprise –level organisations (over 2,500 employees) and their efforts at mitigating information risk. Over time, our research began to highlight how businesses balance information risk with the potential for value and insight.

The value index research

Our 2015 research creates the first-ever information value index. The research assesses how organisations manage information to extract value. We surveyed 1,800 senior business leaders across a broad range of sectors including energy, financial services, insurance and pharmaceuticals in Europe and North America.

Information now, information next

Our aim was to encourage businesses to think about what they are doing to manage information now and what they should be doing tomorrow. We want the conversation about managing information to extend to the boardroom and include records managers, business leaders, business units as well as legal and compliance. To succeed, businesses need to recognise the changing information landscape and manage both risks and opportunities. Organisations that leave information in the hands of the IT department and don’t invest in technology and talent will be left behind.

Ambition and action

Our research indicates the ambition to manage information with a view to gaining business advantage is wide spread. But one in five organisations lack the skills, tools and culture they need to exploit the value their information holds.

Find out how well your business is prepared for the future. Read our whitepaper, Seizing the information advantage -How organisations can unlock insight and value from the information they hold when it’s published on 24 September.

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Elizabeth Bramwell

Elizabeth has overall responsibility for the Commercial Function within Iron Mountain UK. In this capacity she leads the business development and customer retention activities on behalf of Iron Mountain UK. She is also responsible for ensuring that Iron Mountain continues to develop propositions that respond to customer and market demands and maintains its position as a leader in records and information management. Elizabeth joined Iron Mountain in November 2014, after more than 20 years in the IT & Telecommunications industry. In her last role, as Sales Director at Kcom she was responsible for leading a £230m revenue business with a team of more than 170 people, covering all aspects of the sales function within the Kcom b2b brand. Prior to this she spent 11 years at Cable & Wireless where she undertook a number of senior sales leadership roles. These included managing the Systems Integration business and leading the Strategic Accounts team which was responsible for the retention and growth of client accounts across all of the key vertical sectors for C&W.