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Murmurs of MER 2014 (Managing Electronic Records)


By Doug Yarabinetz  (@SherpaYarbs) |  Originally published May 28, 2014

Deep breath . . . and exhale.

I just returned from a quick and jam-packed visit to the windy city for the Managing Electronic Records (MER) 2014 show, and thought I would share a few MER murmurs, post-show fashion.


This year marked the 20th anniversary of the MER conference, but it happens to be the inaugural event for both myself and for Sherpa Software. We sent a fair-sized delegation to represent, based in part on the very targeted audience. This is a group of individuals at the higher end of the records management spectrum, and that is important for two reasons: for one, it meant that these were thought leaders who would be interested in exploring the latest solutions. Additionally, the caliber of educational sessions would attract the best and brightest in the world of records management and information governance.
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Doug Yarabinetz

Doug manages and provides the overall strategy for the marketing and sales teams as well as collaborating with technical teams within the Sherpa Software organization.
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Sherpa Software

Sherpa Software, a leading provider of policy-driven information governance solutions, has helped more than 3,500 companies worldwide. Sherpa’s award-winning software, services and support address information management, regulatory compliance, electronic discovery, PST management, email archiving and more. Sherpa Altitude IG, Sherpa Software’s signature information governance platform, connects to more data sources than traditional platforms, leaves your data in-place and offers robust analytics and metrics, while addressing core business issues.

Bob Williams is the founder and president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. and founder of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, (MER).Mr. Williams is renowned for his leadership in addressing the legal, technical, and operational challenges associated with the life-cycle management of records, especially electronic records.  He has edited two definitive legal research studies: Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage.  His also has overseen many industry white papers focused on compliance the SEC’s requirements for the storage of computer stored information (CSI).As a renowned speaker, Mr. Williams has given more than 1,000 presentations at briefings, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.Mr. Williams’ primary focus now is organizing, running, and co-chairing the MER, Cohasset’s nationally renowned conference on managing electronic records