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, February 19, 2015

Success Means Back to Basics for Content Management

One thing sticks out when looking across the wide world of information governance. People are tired of being thrust into the role of records manager. Even most of the records managers I know are tired of the role. There is too much to know and too many things to do that interrupt the flow of the day-to-day business. Automation has been a key goal for decades, but aside from high volume processing it has been the exception rather than the rule.
Auto-classification tools are advancing rapidly for declaring records. Microsoft showed its faith in the technology with its Equivio buy. OpenText is pushing the technology into email, sharing stories from the US Federal space with its at times staggering volume of email. Even the cloud vendors are jumping on board: Box announced plans to have auto-classification in its platform this year.