Enterprise investments in Information Governance are sky rocketing. But you may ask yourself if this is really necessary? Does your organisation need to launch an Information Governance programme?
Below are 5 reasons why you may not need an Information Governance programme.
All content and business information is stored and managed.
The IT department has a large and ever increasing budget, so it can afford to keep all enterprise content and information forever – especially the duplicate and transient varieties. The more copies the better……….
Employees all follow company procedure to the letter.
Your employees are the best – they never fail to follow standard procedures because they have time to read and memorise them, and regularly review them in case company policy changes. So, they understand that information is the most valuable asset in an organisation; and they’d never use their USB sticks or insecure public file sharing sites to store and share content.
The industry is immune to oversight and regulation.
There’s really no need to put legal holds on information if there is a case brought against the organisation; the law does not apply to it, and it can afford the huge fines anyway, right?
Employees don’t BYOD and they never use social media.
There is no one under 60 in the company, and what’s wrong with phoning people up on landlines if you want to talk to them? Mobile phones and tablets are just a fad and would only encourage employees to play computer games all day.
The business runs best when it’s completely uninformed.
In the organisation’s sector, it pays not to know what’s going on; that way you can’t be blamed for making bad decisions.
Yes, that’s right. There is no perfect company or industry sector.
Whoever you are and whatever you do, Information Governance is an essential part of your business.