We have discussed numerous times in the past about the rapid growth of data. The main focus has always seemed to surround the storage and management of the data. But what about the risk and liability to organizations?

There is a significant opportunity to tap into this data to deliver increased productivity and greater strategic insight. This interesting information came from eWeek in their article, “Information Governance: Why It’s Becoming a Boardroom Imperative.”

Information governance is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes, and controls implemented to manage information at an enterprise level, supporting an organization’s immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental, and operational requirements. Information governance goes beyond retention and disposition to include privacy, access controls, and other compliance issues.

Melody K. Smith

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