Gartner Research

The Shared Responsibility of Data Governance, Information Protection and Controlling Sprawl

Published: 20 August 2014

ID: G00268770

Analyst(s): Heidi L. Wachs, Trent Henry

Summary

Gartner's field research on information sprawl examined how information spreads copiously as endpoints, storage and collaboration options expand. Containing sprawl while maintaining compliance and good information protection is a shared responsibility that extends beyond security and privacy teams.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Backdrop of Sprawl
    • Meeting Regulations and Requirements
    • Creating Policies
    • Information Classification
    • Controls
    • New Technology, New Trends
    • Governance as Glue
  • Drivers and Constraints to Information Protection and Sprawl
    • Regulations
    • Responding to Regulation
    • Business Drivers
  • Risk and Governance Approaches
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Struggles
    • IT and Data Governance
  • Shared Responsibility
    • Culture
    • Policy
    • Playing Well Together
  • Striving for Control
    • Technology Adoption
  • Recommendations
    • Involve Users
    • Create a Shared (Data) Governance Function
    • Create a Baseline From What's Proven
    • Focus on Cost
    • Work With Data Management
    • Push for a New Role
    • Anticipate Evolving Regulation

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