We are currently dealing with a glut of associations in the information industry. In the past couple of years with the addition of:
- The Information Governance Initiative (IGI). Founded in 2014 and led by Barclay Blair, the IGI focuses on information governance, emphasis on the governance.
- The Information Coalition (IC) was founded last week. From the creators of InfoGovCon, the IC seems to be staking out a broad territory to bring people from across the industry together.
When you take into account the long history of AIIM and ARMA in this industry, it is clear that the community at-large feels it has needs not currently being met by the existing associations. CM Pros failed after failing to determine what value they could offer, at what cost, and how they could be distinct from AIIM and ARMA.
What does the entry of these new players mean?