Join Robert Smallwood for an in-depth discussion in this video ROT, part of Introduction to Information Governance.
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- [Voiceover] If you're in information governance,…you'll often hear the term Rot.…Rot is redundant, outdated, or trivial information.…This information piles up as the organization…ages and gets worse over time.…This is worthless information that simply…makes searches inaccurate or ineffective…and costs the organization money.…The R in rot is redundant information.…Organizations have a tendency to copy information…over and over, especially electronically.…And they'll have maybe seven or more…copies of the same information,…when essentially you only need one copy…and you need to reference that copy.…
Studies have shown that more than half…of what organizations store is simply duplicate information.…Sometimes the information looks very similar…and could be a slightly different version.…So that means people could do a search…and select the wrong document…and it will be slightly out of date…and they'll make a poor decision as a result of that.…Also, storage costs are greatly increased.…Only one copy of a piece of information is needed,…
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