>The Cost of Ignoring Information Governance

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The dramatic growth in the use of electronic information within businesses combined with the need for higher governance standards in business practice requires new technology solutions that can fully address governance in an automated fashion. Information governance refers to the way an enterprise manages and controls its business information. At the heart of many of the new challenges is need for control. Control of information means:

• Knowing what information you have
• Understanding its value and taking the appropriate actions based on the value of each content,
whether it means long-term archival or quick disposal
• Ensuring it is discoverable, quickly accessible and can be secured for legal hold
• Ensuring it is only accessible to those with right of access
• Ensuring it is retained and disposed according to applicable corporate and legislative rules

To download this very interesting article : http://www.aiim.org/pdfdocuments/37234.pdf

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