Information Governance – Sweeping the Country? What country?
We recently sponsored the AIIM, “Automating Information Governance – Assuring Compliance” white paper, and some of the statistics uncovered are insightful in regards to Information Governance. If you haven’t read it, and are interested in IG, I would suggest downloading it.
Some of the key statistics provide support for my ramblings that IG is not sweeping the country as a high priority for organizations. In fact, the report indicates only 10% of firms admitted to having a workable IG policy. 21% have one, but it is being ignored by those working for the company. (Huh?).
40% do not allocate any staff time for information governance training, and only 4% specifically update senior management. Creating a comprehensive information governance policy is a major task, and the keys to success are senior management endorsement and staff engagement.
Based on our SharePoint and Office 365 survey (no vendor hype), this fact is again supported with 31% having some form of IG, and 73% planning for it in the future.
Where are you on IG?