"the principles, policies and practices which organisations use to control their information."
Information Governance (IG) is of growing importance as information volume, variety and complexity increases, bringing with it costs, concerns over productivity and risks.
The four key factors driving the need for Information Governance are:
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems help us manage the lifecycle of information from creation and storage, through to disposal.
The information lifestages managed by ECM are:
Not only is the volume of enterprise data doubling every 12 to 18 months, but data may be stored in hundreds of silos across an organisation and anywhere around the world.
An increasingly mobile and flexible workforce is also using multiple devices to access their data, forcing organisations to respond by delivering better connections and more modern applications to meet user expectations. Expectations for access anytime, anywhere, on almost any device makes the information challenge harder still.
Information Governance must extend across the organisation to address these concerns of growth, risk, efficiency and costs, but it can be a significant challenge to plan and manage. ECM systems must be scalable and flexible enough to address the information challenge.
IG and ECM work hand-in-hand, and will help you to: