Reintroduce the Information Lifecycle to the Content Management Strategy

Content is exploding; ensure it is a firework and not a powder keg.

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Your Challenge

  • Understanding what content is valuable to the enterprise is increasingly difficult for IT.
  • What content should be managed and how to enhance information sharing is a complicated issue.
  • The tension between compliance and user access means that IT often manages a complex technical environment.
  • IT needs to provide the technical solution to control content growth or risk having a ticking time-bomb on its hands.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Information movement (not content type) is the key to successful management.
  • Not all content is valuable; the enterprise as a whole must decide what is valuable.
  • Build a system that controls content movement securely.

Impact and Result

  • Slow the growth of enterprise content by defining personally important versus enterprise important content.
  • Increase user productivity by enforcing classification on important content.

Reintroduce the Information Lifecycle to the Content Management Strategy

1

Understand the impact of new content types

Design and define the organization's enterprise content management needs.

2

Understand where the biggest risks are for an ECM

Choose the technical requirements for the organization's ECM.

3

Plan an ECM selection

Ensure that the organization picks the application that meets its needs.