Join Robert Smallwood for an in-depth discussion in this video Investment justifications, part of Learning Information Governance.
- [Voiceover] Justifying your investment…in information governance programs.…Focus on what is called ROT in the information…governance community, which is redundant,…obsolete, or trivial information.…This is information that your organization…doesn't need to keep, it doesn't need to have.…It's either copies of copies, it's information…that's outdated, or it's information…that has no value.…You can get rid of ROT and show a short term payback.…Now how do you find ROT?…You use file analysis software.…File analysis software will go out and scan…all the files in your organization…across your network attached drives, your shared drives,…your storage area network, or any other storage devices.…
You could also reduce the growth of expenses…primarily in the management and storage of information.…You can reduce storage costs because you're reducing…your information footprint.…You can reduce E-discovery costs during litigation…because you have less information to be able to go through.…You also reduce your compliance costs…
Information governance (IG) helps organizations minimize information risks and costs while maximizing its value. IG is about security, control, and optimization of information. Learn the basic tenets of the emerging field of IG, beginning with definitions and concepts. Robert Smallwood explains the basics of IG and identifies key areas where an IG program will make a difference. He shares proven strategies, methods, and best practices for ensuring the ongoing success of your IG program.
- The definition of information governance
- The principles and best practices of information governance
- Why invest in information governance?
- The three-part IG framework
- Policies for email, social media, mobile, and cloud computing