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.