It’s official. When it comes to managing corporate risk and improving operational efficiency, nothing is more important to your business than robust Information Governance.
Gone are the days when retention and disposition of records were all you needed in order to manage risk and comply with regulations. Shepherding a record through its lifecycle is a complex endeavor. Throughout the lifecycle of a record you need to manage metadata, tier content across multiple storage platforms, adjust security classifications, change data privacy attributes, and manage digital rights outside the firewall. That is what Information Governance is all about.
“But we have a Records Management system,” you say. “Isn’t that enough?” The answer is a resounding no.
Information governance enforces desirable behavior for the creation, use, archiving, and deletion of corporate information. More than simple retention and disposition, information governance includes the management of metadata, adjusting security classifications, changing data privacy attributes, and managing digital rights outside the firewall across multiple jurisdictions.
Some companies consider information governance to be synonymous with items such as master data management (MDM) and data governance. Data governance refers to the convergence of data quality, data management, data policies, business process management, and risk management surrounding the handling of data in an organization. Information governance should also not be confused with IT governance, which includes the various regulations over hardware, software, security, infrastructure, backup and recovery, as well as the services provided by IT. Having an information governance platform is essential to every organization; however it is not easily understood. Some companies are still struggling to determine the definition of information governance and the impact it has on their business operations.
As the Official Sponsor of Information Governance, RSD will help you learn everything you need to know about information governance, and help implement it across your organization. Via webinars and whitepapers, RSD educates organizations about the importance of having an information governance platform and where to begin.