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A Quick Cheat Sheet for Building an Information Governance Program

Starting an information governance program within your organization can be an intimidating project. The first thing to consider is that IG should encompass the entire enterprise to be effective. Let's highlight a few areas to get you off on the right foot.

A Quick Cheat Sheet for Building an Information Governance Program

Starting an information governance program within your organization can be an intimidating project. The first thing to consider is that IG should encompass the entire enterprise to be effective. Let's highlight a few areas to get you off on the right foot.

The Number One Way to Cause SharePoint Risk and Compliance Issues

A report from Kaspersky Lab finds that a staggering 73% of companies had internal incidences last year, mostly caused by poor or inadequate training. This is certainly distressing news from an information governance perspective. Let's dig in to the numbers a little more and talk about some ways to combat this problem.

SharePoint Records Management: Online vs 2016 On-Premises

When it comes to SharePoint records management, the process and strategy is dependent on whether your organization uses On-Premises or Online. A recent blog article from Sharegate goes over the differences in detail in a helpful way.

6 Questions for Companies and their SharePoint Compliance Plan

An article from Silicon Republic covers some important questions that all companies dealing with data should be aware of. We’re going to discuss their importance to an overall SharePoint compliance plan. Cybersecurity and information governance are inextricably linked. Directors in all organizations must be aware of the impact that they have on one another.

3 Pillars of SharePoint Information Governance Program Success

The majority of organizations have at least attempted to create a SharePoint information governance program. Some have been successful and some not so much. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with both types of organizations. In most cases, the successful ones all had the same common denominator: All of them had a leader, a clearly defined goal and made sure the program aligned with the business need.

8 People You Need on Your ECM Team to Ensure Information Governance

If ECM was easy, you wouldn’t hear about so many failed implementations. Like any endeavor, one of the primary keys to success is assembling the right team. Any team seems to work best when you have some variety in personalities mixed with the right skill sets. To truly be successful with your ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solution, you will need several key players with the talent and skills to find success.

5 Ways to Fix SharePoint Records Management

SharePoint is a great platform, with a core set of features that rival the best enterprise content management systems available. If you have been using SharePoint very long however, you start to realize it has a great core platform, but it is not so good at the individual tasks that need to be accomplished with your information.

3 Keys to Information Governance Program Success

The majority of organizations have at least attempted to create an information governance program. Some have been successful and some not so much. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with both types of organizations. In most cases, the successful ones all had the same common denominator: All of them had a leader, a clearly defined goal and made sure the program aligned with the business need.

Selling Information Governance to C-Level Executives

Developing the skills necessary to engage in a strategic dialogue with C-Level executives is not easy, especially as it relates to information governance (IG). These individuals have too much on their mind, but there are some things that you can do to make it a lot easier – and have much greater success when you do.

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