Different industry sectors are deploying Information Governance programmes to address their own industry-specific information management requirements and challenges. Each industry has information management issues that can be addressed through more effective governance.
For example, public sector organisations may be particularly concerned about secure access and data confidentiality, whereas private enterprises may wish to mitigate regulatory and litigation risks. The use of Big Data to drive business effectiveness is of interest to all.
Organisations across all industry sectors are deploying Information Governance programmes to achieve these three goals outlined below:
Reduce the amount of information held on corporate systems and ensure that the information has value to the organisation. Organisations are striving for a single version of any piece of data (or as close as possible) and the removal of information as soon as possible.
Identify the value of information and ensure it is available when and where it is needed. Use techniques such as ‘Active Compliance’ to enable the Information Governance programme to unlock the intelligence that drives business agility and improved decision making.
Avoid information overload and ensure the right information is available to the right people. Automatically classifying information allied to centralised management processes means the organisation has complete control. Business productivity is not lost as employees search, retrieve and share information.
Whatever industry sector you are in Information Governance should not be seen as a panacea, but properly adopted it will deliver significant benefits. Take a look at the menu on the left here to learn how different industry sectors are using Information Governance to address some of their key business challenges.