Information Governance (IG) is becoming a more familiar term around the company water cooler, but it doesn’t seem be discussed very much anywhere else in the corporate landscape. With the recent high profile data breeches, escalating e-discovery costs, and sanctions (in the U.S.) over poor legal holds, along with ever expanding digital volumes, why isn’t IG front and centre in the organization’s priorities?
There are a number of reasons why IG is difficult to get excited about:
So what’s a poor organization to do? Clearly, it’s necessary to get C-suite buy-in and figure out what incentive will entice each stakeholder. A plan that implements IG over time using small incremental changes is likely to achieve more than trying to ram IG down the corporate throat.