How do YOU define Information Governance?

By Theresa Resek posted 10-24-2014 16:52


In a recent webinar, the speakers, Steve Weissman, Greg Clark of OpenText and I, were discussing Information Governance and what all that means. But we thought it best to ask the audience what they thought Information Governance meant. Before you get absorbed in reading the replies, here are some additional resources and perspectives to help you answer those questions for your organization:

And now, here are the responses from the people attending our recent webinar to the question, “How do YOU define Information Governance?”

  • Holistic management of all information across the enterprise
  • Managing access, security and use of information
  • Policies that regulate how information is managed
  • Compliance
  • Ownership and responsibility for data management
  • Oversight of  data, records, information to comply with organizational policy
  • The management of all data across the enterprise involving all content and transactional data in the conduct of business
  • Records retention and preservation but also IT overview and connection to information data
  • Policies, procedures implemented to manage information at an enterprise level, supporting an organization's immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements
  • Governing data
  • What information is stored, how it's identified (tagged ... metadata), how long it's stored, where it's stored, who owns it, how is it disposed of
  • The organization, storage and management of information/data
  • Standards & processes to control documents & data
  • Guidelines / standards for managing and sharing information within the enterprise
  • We don't
  • The exercise to enforce policies, procedures, and compliance around enterprise data, technology and processes
  • Set of policies, procedures and processes and controls implemented to manage information at an enterprise level
  • Managing Content
  • Full cycle data management including ERCS retention
  • The guidelines, procedures or policies to manage records and information
  • Derivative of Enterprise level Information Strategy that enables increasing information's value and reducing risk and compliance
  • Oversight to create, standardize on data, documents, and digital media
  • Communication and cooperation with IT
  • Keep the info you need for as long as you need it
  • Managing information based on guidelines and policy, including the regulation of information disseminated by the organization
  • A coordinated and cohesive strategy to manage organizational information in its many forms
  • Controlling information resources
  • Managing data from cradle to grave
  • Policies to manage information
  • How you control information and how you can retrieve it when needed
  • Providing access to info so people can do their jobs; archiving and maintaining docs in multiple formats
  • Records Management
  • The accountability framework and decision rights to achieve enterprise information management (EIM). IG is the responsibility of executive leadership for developing and driving the IG strategy throughout the organization. IG encompasses both data governance
  • A cohesive strategy for managing all information relevant to an organization
  • Collaboration between IT, Security, Legal RM to holistically manage information
  • The efficient and effective management of information. Common practices involve efforts aimed at ensuring the compliance and effectiveness of specific information processes and programs, through a comprehensive focus on information governance policies
  • Compliance
  • A  policy for managing information and committee to oversee
  • The roles, decision-making processes and thresholds to determine how and whether information is securitized, defined, etc.
  • Security, control , and optimization of information
  • Controls and management of data
  • Decision making framework and processes for managing contents
  • An accountability framework to manage information, reduce risks, comply with legal requirements, and control costs
  • Processes surrounding the collection, analysis and distribution of information
  • Managing Content Lifecycle
  • Rules and standards that surround information
  • Management / Compliance oversight
  • Access, security, usage
  • A set of guidelines for information formatting and storage agreed upon by an organization's stakeholders
  • Structures, process, policies and procedure to support the management of information (controls, access, input...)
  • What content goes where
  • The Discipline of managing information assets so that information is available when and where needed, while maintaining compliance with laws and regulations related to your business operations
  • Policies to limit risks and enforce compliance
  • Information Governance is managing all data (in whatever medium). Processes, policies, etc.
  • The activities, processes and functions that organizations use to promote efficient use of their information while minimizing risk and costs
  • Leadership approved RULES for managing information
  • Rules & Standards to govern & control end-users and give space for end-users to play within
  • I think that policy and collaboration between a team of users and IT over records of all types are what info governance should be
  • Managing business information throughout its lifecycle, from creation to disposition
  • Managing the enterprise information with searchable text and retention schedules
  • Information governance is process, people and policies and technology



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