Is Social Media a Market for Information Governance?

Posted by Adam Malanaphy, Project Coordinator at Glenmont Group.

In one word, absolutely. Social Media is certainly not breaking news, but with the recent evaluations of organizations like Facebook and LinkedIn it becomes clear that these platforms will continue to grow. With their growth comes the creation of terabytes of data that must be managed, backed up, and stored. All of this data will undoubtedly be useful in the future, in ways that closely parallel the use of stored data within top corporations across the world. The increase in demand for historical information in social media combined with an increase in regulation across social media platforms is likely to cause an increased demand for more compatible information governance solutions.

So with respect to the explanation of the logical chain of events mentioned above, one may be compelled to ask, “How will all of this impact the competitive landscape of the information governance market?” The answer is simple, and the trend has already begun.  One example is Autonomy’s “Social Media Governance” (based on their popular IDOL platform), which is designed to identify critical patterns across customer touch points via social media platforms. As this market develops we will see the competition in this sector increase exponentially with a close correlation to the growth of our most popular social media platforms. This increased competition will also yield a battle for niche skill sets amongst top organizations. At the Glenmont Group we have been closely monitoring the dynamic nature of this emerging market in order to effectively satisfy our client’s needs for top tier talent with regard to information governance with social media.  Those that are willing to embrace this concept are likely to find a new market for which to expand market share and continue to progress within an industry that is maturing right before our eyes.


Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

Posted in Ediscovery, Legal Technology, Uncategorized
One comment on “Is Social Media a Market for Information Governance?
  1. […] along with the many benefits of social media comes a set of responsibilities for companies in the forms of eDiscovery and information governance. Without good policies and […]

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