The winds of technological change are blowing strong, driven by the huge amount of data organizations are ingesting. Proliferation of mobile, shared information stores, and the Internet of Things are all significantly impacting data volume. The typical information footprint is growing at a staggering pace of 20% to 50% annually, and organizations are beginning to realize that much of this data has outlived its usefulness. All of this coalesces into the realization of the need for effective Information Governance (IG). 89% of respondents to a recent Forrester report on the topic indicated that they intend to expand their IG programs over the course of the next year. However, they are stymied by the complexity and enormity of the challenge; it is hard to even know where to start. The problem seems almost insurmountable – almost.
The enterprise needs information governance policies and a platform that does not limit its ability to make the best technology decision. Start with ensuring your data is secure, organized and accessible to those who need it. Utilize enabling technologies that are dynamic and user-friendly to achieve this. This involves being able to take in and organize data from any number of sources in the mobile and BYOD era and provide a cohesive, consolidated approach for executives to effectively coordinate their IG efforts.
Information Governance has quickly gone from a luxury to a necessity in today’s technological economy. The arrival of the BYOD, mobile, cloud data sharing era means organizations need better methods (or, even more likely, methods at all) for managing this highly variable influx. Decision makers now nearly ubiquitously acknowledge the urgency of this need. Solution providers need to enable companies to rise to the challenge and ensures a progressive, competitive advantage at a time when others are falling behind.
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