Gartner Research

Information Governance Best Practice: Adopt a Use Case Approach

Published: 26 November 2013

ID: G00253422

Analyst(s): Alan Dayley , Debra Logan, Sheila Childs


Massive data growth, new data types, litigation, regulatory scrutiny and privacy/information risks have all created an urgent need for information governance. IT professionals considering MDM, e-discovery, information archiving or cloud migration should start implementing information governance now.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Data migration projects present an opportunity for legal and IT professionals to eliminate redundant, outdated and trivial data, by up to 60% in some cases, decreasing data management costs and reducing legal and regulatory risks
  • MDM, data quality, archiving, ECM, records management or e-discovery system implementation can be used as a starting point for CIOs to create specific information governance policies and set the stage for using information assets to drive business growth
  • Increasing concerns about data security, privacy, personally identifiable information, IP protection and e-discovery mean that IT has new business partners, such as chief legal and chief risk officers, to assist with its information governance efforts

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