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Information Governance Gets Real: Four Case Studies Show the Way Out of Information Chaos

Published: 21 August 2015

ID: G00276479

Analyst(s): Alan Dayley , Debra Logan


Most organizations neglect their data, keep everything forever, and bury their heads in the sand when it comes to information risk. To change this situation, CDOs and other information governance leaders must work to change people's attitude to information, and its relevance to business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Don't Let Ignorance, Fear or Complacency Stop You Setting Policy
  • Once Data Loses Its Context — Get Rid of It

Case Studies

  • Hire an Outside Firm With Information Policy Expertise
  • Start With Specific Systems, Processes, Roles or Departments
  • Accept the Fact That Not Everyone Will Join at Once
  • Use Tactical Projects to Illustrate Enterprisewide Concerns

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