REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2016) - Actiance, the leader in compliance, security, archiving, and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced that it has joined the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), the world's premier think tank for information management practices. As a supporter of the IGI, Actiance joins in its mission to promote the advancement of information governance strategies and best practices, as well as ongoing education to help organizations manage business information and maximize its value. As part of this new partnership, Actiance and the IGI will host a joint Executive Briefing Series roadshow that will discuss the changing regulations around eDiscovery.

"Actiance understands the new information governance challenges driven by the ongoing transformation in business communications," said Barclay T. Blair, executive director and founder of the IGI. "We are pleased to have an innovative company like Actiance join us as a Supporter. Their solution is a critical part of the mix of technologies that organizations need to take control of their information and ensure it is providing maximum value. I very much look forward to working with the Actiance team."

As enterprises turn to new communications channels, like social media and instant messenger, organizations must adjust collection and preservation processes for eDiscovery to maintain compliance and meet changing regulations. Furthermore, the December 2015 FRCP amendments reiterate the requirement that "reasonable" efforts must be made to preserve all potentially responsive content, no matter its sources, amplifying the need for eDiscovery strategies that address all communications channels.

Actiance, along with Barclay T. Blair and IGI Co-Chair Jason R. Baron, will host an upcoming Executive Briefing Series roadshow. The series will discuss how organizations can identify and preserve new forms of communications to meet changing regulations. The series will take place in the following cities:

  • April 5, 2016 in Dallas, Texas
  • April 7, 2016 in New York, NY
  • April 14, 2016 in Boston, Mass.
  • April 19, 2016 in Chicago, Ill.
  • May 17, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • May 17, 2016 in London
  • May 31, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • June 29, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sept. 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada

To learn more about the series, visit or email the IGI at

"Actiance has been at the forefront of compliance, archiving and analytics, and helps customers meet regulations for emerging and evolving communications channels," said Kailash Ambwani, CEO, Actiance. "We are excited to partner with the IGI and join its mission to help organizations maximize the value of their communications data."

Actiance will showcase its technology at the MER Conference, the only national conference addressing the key operational, technical, and legal issues associated with the lifecycle management of electronic records. The conference takes place May 23-25, 2016 in Chicago. To learn more about Actiance and how it can help your organization, stop by the MER exhibitor section or visit

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About the Information Governance Initiative

The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a think tank and community dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance (IG) practices and technologies through research, events, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. We are dedicated to the professionalization of IG and have called for the creation of a new kind of information leader called the Chief Information Governance Officer. Our Annual Report has become an industry standard reference guide for organizations benchmarking and building their IG programs. The IGI Community is where thousands of practitioners from cybersecurity, IT, analytics, privacy, legal, records management and the other facets of IG come together and learn from each other. We produce hands-on educational workshops and executive roundtables each year. The IGI was founded by recognized leaders in the field of IG, and is supported by leading providers of IG products and services.

About Actiance

Actiance® is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communications, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communication channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports 72+ leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype. IBM (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and (CRM).

Actiance headquarters are in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit or call 1-888-349-3223.