OTTAWA, ON/HARTFORD, CONN – October 7, 2015 – FileFacets, a hosted Information Governance (IG) implementation Software as a Service (SaaS) product, has been awarded IG Technology Provider of the Year 2015 by the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) at InfoGovCon in Hartford, Connecticut. Competing against IG leaders from across North America, such as OpenText and Hewlett-Packard (HP), FileFacets succeeded based on their demonstrated product excellence in 2015. The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a New York based cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking.
“It is wonderful to be able to recognize the people and organizations who are making a difference In IG,” said Barclay T. Blair, founder and executive director of the IGI. “We are seeing a new breed of leaders emerge who are truly solving the information problem, both with innovative organizational programs and visionary products and services. We congratulate all our award winners.”
The IGI is supported by 30 of the world’s leading providers of IG products and services and represents a community of thousands of IG professionals from disciplines including cybersecurity, data analytics, information management, IT, and other facets of information governance.
“We have built a world class IG SaaS product with auto-categorization, ROT processing capabilities and advanced metadata attribution at the heart of our solution,” states Chris Perram, Founder.
FileFacets offers a solution for content owners to easily and collaboratively classify, attribute and migrate content from file shares to Information Governance in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems. According to FileFacets, almost three quarters of a large organization’s file share contains unnecessary documents that are known as ROT (redundant, obsolete and trivial). FileFacets virtually automates the process of locating and removing these ROT files.
FileFacets is a hosted classification-attribution-migration SaaS solution that allows users to quickly and easily design classification structures, metadata taxonomies and retention schedules in an easy to use graphical interface. FileFacets provides detailed reporting on your file repository which users can use to identify and remove duplicates and trivial files, classify content using advanced Auto-Categorization tools, apply rich metadata and even run defensible disposition processes on your shared drive prior to migration. FileFacets has been used to process over 150 million files for some of the largest organizations in the world.
About the Information Governance Initiative (IGI)
The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. The IGI publishes research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners that is freely available on its website. Join the IGI Community, a place for practitioners from all facets of IG to come together and learn from each other. The IGI was founded by recognized leaders in the field of Information Governance, and is supported by leading providers of Information Governance products and services.