Information governance (IG) has been discussed for several years now. Unfortunately, implementation has proven difficult, due to the scale of the domain. Datamation brought this situation to our attention in their article, “Trends in Information Governance: eDiscovery and Big Data.”

Given this, organizations have the best chance for success by concentrating on the highest risk and biggest pain points that can benefit from IG. Enter unstructured data. It makes up 75-80% of corporate data, and data growth is increasing 35-50% year-over-year. These represent big challenges.

Data of this type exists in many different formats and locations, which is what makes it a challenge to manage. Governing this data takes IG technology that can intelligently manage many different types of data for compliance, lifecycle, and value.

The critical part of managing any data, regardless of type or size, is being able to find the content you are looking for with ease and speed. A standards-based taxonomy provides clear and concise order to your data, which enables comprehensive search results. Standards are key to a solid taxonomy and comprehensive indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.