Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

By Didier Bonnet
All of our companies are digital now – or quickly becoming that way. Almost any enterprise you can think of, no matter the industry or sector, is trying (or being pressured by competitors) to use new technology to harness the vast new oceans of data being generated by smartphones, sensors, digital cameras, GPS devices, and myriad other sources of information originating from customers and markets.
Yet how many millions of dollars have been spent on analytics technology, but with no parallel improvements – or even any changes – to the way decisions are made within a business?  How many companies have deployed internal wikis and social networks with great fanfare only to see slow take-up or a huge slow down after a few months?  Even among digital natives, adoption of things like enterprise digital tools often doesn’t live up to lofty expectations.