Right-Size the Information Governance Program
Stop viewing information governance as a separate project and incorporate it into the requirements gathering for business initiatives.
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A lack of information governance results in:
- The absence of storage control due to incomplete or non-existent disposable policies
- The unnecessary risk of a long and expensive eDiscovery process
- Unexpected cost overruns for application implementation projects due to unclear information requirements
A right-sized information governance program results in:
- A clear management strategy for documents, images, and spreadsheets that gives a predictable storage growth
- Streamlined eDiscovery that can be handled by the legal or compliance office
- A defined value for information sources that allows logical and transparent disposition rules
- Clear business requirements for application upgrade or purchases
key drivers of your information governance needs.
the current data and usage policies.
Key Benefits Achieved
single framework that includes metrics for valuation of information as a
- Defined risk profile and the best practice
policies that are associated with that profile.
||Define the current regulations
- Draft information governance charter
||Map the gaps in your current policies and rules
- Draft acceptable use policies
- Draft retention and disposition rules
||Identify departments or user groups that will see value in information governance
the current business initiatives that IT is involved with implementing.
information sources associated with those initiatives.
- Build a set of metrics for evaluation and long-term
assessment of information governance.
Key Benefits Achieved
list of all potential information sources that should have tighter use and
information source to start with that has business buy-in.
||Define the key use case for archiving
||Evaluate information sources
- A prioritized list of the top five to ten high risk/high value information sources
||Build a set of metrics for evaluating and assessing information governance long term
- A set of metrics for evaluating new information sources or business initiatives
||Build a prioritized list of information governance projects
- A customized cost framework for implementing information governance on each information source
||Build a communication plan for business users