There is a lot of talk, and indeed action, regarding Information Governance (IG) and the bringing together of litigation, risk, security, compliance, storage optimisation and records management. There are a lot of definitions too but, to keep things simple, I consider IG alongside Data Governance and define it thus:
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With data volumes doubling every 18 months and an ever increasing amount unstructured, uncontrolled and unknown, the way we look at, understand, and manage data is changing rapidly.
The important questions for all organisations to consider is:
- What data do we have?
- Where is it?
- Do we need it?
Omnis Information Governance services helps you to answer those questions.
Not too long ago, most of the data kept by businesses was printed, filed and then disposed of when necessary. Nowadays, much more of this data is stored electronically. Although this allows for the data to be used for a greater variety of purposes, processed easily and analysed, it can make keeping the data secure more difficult. Maintaining a clear idea of what data your business currently has and keeping it protected until it needs to be removed can be done much more simply with an information governance strategy in place.
Many large corporations from legal firms to government departments require a great level of information security and forensic document services. As well as improving security, good information governance through strong management and cutting edge technology can also be the key to business efficiency.