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In Praise of IT Directors: Why Expertise Still Matters

Gartner recently came out with its top predictions for 2012 , highlighting “how the control of technology and technology-driven decisions is shifting out of the hands of IT organizations.” Analysts Daryl Plummer and Peter Middleton write that “the forces of cloud...

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SharePoint Governance - Overhyped and Not Understood

Governance, properly understood, is tied to risk and compliance

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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)

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Governance sucks but doesn't have to

The in-your-face, gavel banging, fanaticism driven approach of many of the legal, risk, and compliance crowd is the issue

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Information Governance is like Your Fitness Goals for 2014

The exam consists of 6 competency domains: Managing Information Risk and Compliance, Developing IG Strategic Plan, Developing IG Framework, Establishing the IG Program, Establishing IG Business Integration and Oversight, Aligning Technology with the IG Framework

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