BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, has expanded its information governance consulting practice to help companies get a return on the value of their information. These expanded capabilities, made available through a new relationship between Iron Mountain and Contoural, Inc., a provider of independent information governance consulting services, provide customers with a single source of expertise for developing and implementing a strategic information governance agenda.
Managing information has never been more complex, with new regulations, heightened legal discovery requirements, stricter privacy and security standards, and the threat of data breaches forcing organizations to examine their approach to managing paper and electronic records and data. Information governance, which focuses on applying policies and controls around information for better control, stronger security and greater access, can help organizations meet these requirements while also helping to increase productivity and lower costs. As a result, more organizations are looking to implement information governance programs, but lack the capability and expertise to do so.
Iron Mountain’s Professional Services offers consulting to help companies organize their information governance objectives around key building blocks essential to implementing their programs. These include program assessment and strategy development, information privacy and risk, litigation readiness, retention and disposition, data classification, information mapping, and access. Through its strategic relationship with Contoural, Iron Mountain offers enhanced capabilities to help guide organizations seeking to establish an information governance steering committee, develop strategy to safeguard structured and unstructured data against breaches, implement best practices for eDiscovery practices, and gain greater employee adherence to policies and measure ongoing program performance through consulting-led behavior change management offerings.
“Our customers must manage a complex environment of electronically stored and physical information, making sure it’s governed, secure and actionable,” said Blaine Rigler, senior vice president, Global Solutions for Iron Mountain. “To help customers meet their information needs, we seek companies like Contoural that complement our strengths and extend our ability to address customer needs across the information management spectrum. Contoural’s approach to information governance initiatives is a strong accompaniment to our portfolio.”
“Our specific expertise in information governance combined with Iron Mountain’s broad offerings reduces complexity for customers while delivering true business value” said Mark Diamond, President and CEO of Contoural. “Together, we are taking a comprehensive approach that engages and builds consensus across multiple stakeholders in an organization.”
For more information on the Iron Mountain/Contoural offering, visit www.ironmountain.com/Services/Consulting/Risk-Management/Strategy-and-Governance.aspx or visit Iron Mountain at the 2015 AIIM Conference in booths 38 and 39.
About Contoural, Inc.
Contoural is the largest independent provider of information governance consulting services. Serving as a trusted advisor to more than 30% of the Fortune 500, plus medium sized-companies as well as numerous Federal Agencies Contoural’s experienced consultants combine expertise in records and information management, litigation readiness, privacy and other sensitive information, with effective employee behavior change management and technology. Recognized as the industry leader in Information Governance, Contoural helps companies ensure compliance, reduce risks and lower costs. For more information, please visit Contoural at www.contoural.com or call 1-800-390-0800.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, data center management and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.