Information governance: Pragmatism & priorities


Information is both the lifeblood and the bane of any business, no matter its size, industry or location. Enterprises collect and analyze data from a myriad of internal and external sources to improve business efficiencies and decision-making processes.


Yet these volumes of data grow larger and are more difficult to manage and control every year — and that trend shows no signs of slowing.

Good information governance (IG) is far more than an information technology problem. Often, efforts to address IG fail due to a poorly defined strategy, lack of adequate support from executives across the enterprise, missing or ineffective policy and procedure, and inadequately executed change management.