This is the first in an occasional series of blog posts providing practical guidance on how to create an information governance program and how successfully to execute on specific information governance projects.
One of the most common questions we hear from organizations about information governance is “How can we get started?” We often counsel clients that the best way to get started is to look for a quick-win opportunity where information governance can add value. Even a small project can serve as a catalyst to organically spur and mature information governance.
As part of its ongoing case study series, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) recently profiled one of the largest retailers and distributors of tires and automobile parts in the United States. Like most organizations, this company had legacy, digital data in departmental shared drives that it wanted to manage better.