Within an enterprise, the importance of information governance (IG) is greater than ever as we soar towards a global economy equipped with rapidly evolving technology. Understanding how modern technologies and ediscovery practices apply to IG is integral.
Kroll Ontrack recently presented a webinar, Applying Technology to Information Governance, addressing just this. Panelists included:
- Bennett Borden, a Partner at Drinker Biddle in Washington DC
Together, these two experts discussed the complexities of IG, along with how to develop and implement successful programs.
Defining Information Governance
The best place to start the conversation around information governance is to understand what it is and how it differs from information management.
- Information Management: HOW information flows through an enterprise. Activities include collection and distribution of information in an organization.
- Information Governance: WHY an organization has information in the first place. Activities involving information governance run the gamut from ediscovery and privacy to business intelligence and analytics.
Developing Information Governance Programs
There are multitudes of IG programs that a company could develop. What an organization chooses depends on its business needs and available resources. A successful program will leverage these key tenets, starting small and building momentum:
- Define organizational objectives
- Determine the information needed
- Organize the information
- Ascertain the value
- Dispose of the information when it is no longer valuable
Common IG projects companies are undertaking today include:
- Updating policies and procedures
- Data consolidation and cleanup
- Defensible data remediation
- Intelligent migration
- Legal hold
Information Governance Resources
Looking to learn more about what information governance (IG) is, how to develop IG programs, and what IG projects companies are undertaking today? Download this Kroll Ontrack webinar on-demand.
Further, don’t miss this new IG resource from the Information Governance Institute (IGI): Information Governance in 2020.