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Manual content management takes up too much time to be productive. As we said in our last post in this series, employees in traditional/paper-based offices spend six hours a week on average searching for paper documents and eight hours per week creating reports. With productivity at such a premium, this time investment is not sustainable.
The future is coming fast, and a reactive approach will never be able to keep up. As we build our information governance plans, we should not only use the present as a benchmark, but also anticipate what our business will need from it in the future.
If there is one thing to take away from the last year, it is that information should not be taken for granted. Not only can a data breach cause huge issues, but it can actually be used to generate revenue.
For many large organizations seeking to update and improve their content management strategy, Microsoft SharePoint provides an opportunity to "start fresh.” However, while SharePoint may overcome some of the limitations of legacy platforms, it is not a magic bullet. Without a fresh focus on information architecture and governance, old – and familiar – ways of doing things can easily carry over to the new environment. If that happens, you will simply replicate the same old issues that you experienced with file shares and legacy systems.
Dr. Stephen Hawking stated that one can theoretically pull data out of a black hole, but does that mean you should store your data in the most efficient storage device in the universe?
The value we can extract from information stems from how well we are able to leverage that information. One of the key benefits of the digital workplace model is found in increasing the ROI of business information.
Our friends at Information Governance Solutions (IGS) have started a blog series on the 5 key steps for Defensible Disposition of Structured Data. During this series they will discuss the business problem / challenges of managing structured data long-term and how a “Defensible Disposition of Structured Data” program can help organizations responsibly address those challenges in a most cost effective manner.