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Just Trip Over Them

Today is a sad day – when we learned of the passing of renowned physicist and author, Stephen W. Hawking. Most of us know of him through his guest appearances on popular television programs or through some book we had to read in college.

People Aren't Necessarily Librarians

I learned the Dewy Decimal system in fourth grade, but I'm not sure they teach that any longer!  With modern software, card catalogs and manual sorting are a thing of the past in libraries, and that ease of access should flow through to the digital workplace.

Business, Legal, and IT are all Stakeholders in Information Governance

For an information governance plan to be effective, it needs to be complete. The content that your organization generates, the purpose that content serves, where it's stored, and who needs to access and modify it are all important considerations, and the more comprehensively you can answer these questions, the better your results will be.

Don't Gamble With Your Data: Information Governance Programs Mitigate Risk

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.

Don't Gamble With Your Data: Information Governance Programs Mitigate Risk

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.

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.

An Information Governance Program is the Best Way to Mitigate Risk

Risk is a scary word for any organization and many will go to great lengths to avoid it. Especially when we are discussing information risk, which is chock full of serious consequences. The best way to mitigate information risk, however, is a solid information governance program.

A Successful Information Governance Program is About Business, Not Data

Historically, getting buy-in from executives for an information governance program has been difficult. For those in the industry, this probably comes as no surprise. An information governance program is generally not seen as a priority or as something that generates revenue.

3 Achievable Ways to Grow Your Information Governance Program

Starting (or growing) an information governance program can sometimes be difficult. Below, we have laid out 3 simple ways to move things forward.

Information Governance Programs Can't Rely on Users

A report from the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) shows that 51% of organizations have had data governance incidents in the past 12 months, including 16% undergoing a full data breach. Overall, 45% of business executives state that a lack of a solid information governance program leaves their company open to litigation and data governance risks.

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