Discovering smarter ways and integrated solutions to address complex problems was the theme of the Micro Focus Realize 2019 conferences in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Held over three days the conferences were attended by over 700 Micro Focus Content Manager experts.

The critical issue of security and data privacy was a key theme and was addressed in the panel discussion Role of Privacy – Protecting Personal Data. With Australian Privacy Principles (APP) following the lead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, delegates were keen to learn new ways to work more efficiently with personal data while respecting regulations. Getting data protection wrong poses a significant risk of fines, sanctions, lawsuits and erosion of reputation. Several delegates shared how they are trying to understand risks associated with protecting personal data.

Protecting the right information in the most appropriate way without manual and time-intensive processes is a delicate balancing act, particularly for regulated organisations. Micro Focus reported on their access governance initiative. This relatively new market focuses on protecting sensitive information located in the network file system from unauthorised users.

Sharing data securely with external parties
Most of my conversations during this one-day, information-packed conference centred on security and privacy, issues which align perfectly with Objective’s moto “Great Governance, Better Business”. Highlights for me were discussions around sharing data securely outside the organisation. The ability to expose a set of EDRMS documents and allow committee members to contribute to discussions without needing to be licensed EDRMS users is an exciting development.

Sound governance and compliance
With our 24/7 digital community, access requests have increased and secure redaction of those responses is needed. Although several delegates admitted to using off-the-shelf or unsanctioned solutions for file sharing and redaction. Some delegates were not comfortable exposing the organisation’s information and wanted to invest in solutions that would ensure sound governance and compliance with APP while maintaining efficiency.

Objective is a proud Diamond Micro Focus partner and sponsor of Micro Focus Realize events. We will continue to work closely with Micro Focus and their customers to achieve better outcomes for their organisations and those they serve.

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