• Synercon is a front-runner in information governance, operating throughout Australasia, the UK and North America. We’re dedicated to researching, developing and fostering information governance best practice.
    The old ways of doing business are becoming ineffective and irrelevant. As the volumes of information grow, it’s increasingly difficult to manage manually. Soon it will be impossible.
    Our mission is to make it easier. We create solutions with our sophisticated software tools and models that facilitate information governance automation. We help organisations by providing resources and tracking the business impact of information governance.

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  • Information governance guides the transition to an information-based economy. It might be a new term but the disciplines are long-established.
    Information, knowledge, records and content management all contribute elements to today’s information governance. By incorporating the lessons learned and the strengths of each profession, we’re building a more robust model fit for today’s digital environment.
    We work with metadata, taxonomies, controlled language, appraisal tools and data maps to build more effective systems. We’ve created a community for like-minded professionals who bring their combined business, recordkeeping and knowledge management skills to the table.

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  • Synercon began as a consultancy in 1998, focusing on implementing information systems. Founding director Conni Christensen saw that digitisation was changing the information landscape.
    We can’t overcome 21st century problems with a 20th century approach. Information governance affects everyone. Poor information systems make organisations dysfunctional and compound business risk. That risk can have adverse outcomes for organisations, consumers and individuals. Inaccessibility, incompleteness and inaccuracy of information are systemic issues.
    Synercon is changing all that. We’re creating a unified information governance industry. We’re aligning information governance with information technology through common language and shared objectives – achieving business value and performance.

    We understand business and speak your language. That’s what makes us different.


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