Information Governance can facilitate the effective and efficient use of information in any organisation, helping them to achieve their goals
What is Information Governance?
Information Governance is the ability to control the acquisition, management, retention and disposal of all enterprise information – both structured and unstructured – within your business to help reduce risk, ensure compliance and increase business productivity and efficiency.
It probably easier to think of Information Governance as knowing what information you have, where it is and what you need to do with it.
Information Governance - The Basics
www.infogovbasics.com is an educational web site that provides you with useful information to help you to understand more about Information Governance and how to develop a strategy that identifies where Information Governance matters most to your business.
Is Information Governance important?
The volume of data within organisations is growing exponentially. Large amounts of enterprise content can not only lead to expensive challenges for storage and management, but can also make important information hard to find.
Organisations without an effective information governance strategy are more suseptable to litigation and legal risk, inefficient production, and regulation and complliance failures.
Organisations who do deploy strong, seamless Information Governance programmes, derive better business value from their information without sacrificing security or compliance. So instead of being inundated by volumes of data, organisations are better able to access, understand and categorize their information to help ensure that critical information is utilised in key business processes, transparently managed and available to support leaders in making smarter business decisions.
Information Governance is easier than you think
Implementing an information governance programme helps organisations effectively use and manage their enterprise assets to derive maximum value from the information they own, while minimising information-related risks.
Many organisations don't believe they're ready for the undertaking of an information governance programme but its not as difficult as they might think. A successful information governance programme works across devices and is transparent for users. The key is bringing the governance technology to the user's environment of choice and making it easy.
Learn more about the value of information governance from the Executive Brief:
"Justifying Investments in Information Governance."
Visit Information Governance Basics for useful information on how to implement your Information Governance strategy.
Information Governance and EIM
OpenText Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions will help you to manage your Information Governance needs.
ECM InfoGov Solutions
Information Governance solutions offered by OpenText ECM include:
Discovery Solutions for Information Governance
Discovery Solutions from OpenText provide information discovery, semantic classification and organisation of both internal and external information sources to enhance operations and reduce risk