Whenever I’m asked to speak about Information Governance, I tell the audience that InfoGov is a lot like diet and exercise. Everyone talks about how they should do it, but many don’t actually begin, until something bad happens, and they have no choice but to get started.
But like diet and exercise, InfoGov can be implemented more effectively and efficiently if it’s done proactively, as opposed to in response to a problem like a breach, investigation, or discovery mishap. And like a successful diet or exercise regime, InfoGov is more likely to be successful if the company starts small and builds off its successes.
Let’s be frank. The idea of implementing InfoGov policies can be overwhelming. If companies don’t know where to begin, they can default into not beginning at all.
But if the most critical areas are addressed in a piecemeal way, they become much less overwhelming and the project is more salable to decision makers who might otherwise be afraid to get started.
Here are 5 small and manageable steps companies can take to get started on the road to good InfoGov: [Read more…]