The Economist Intelligence Unit, in a recent study on information governance, found that the single biggest worldwide challenge to successful adoption of information governance is the difficulty of identifying its benefits and costs.1 In other words, the difficulty of making the case for IG.
This eBook, in a small way, is designed to help readers with this big problem. There is no magic formula, no perfect argument for information governance. But, there are many reasons why IG makes sense today, and will make sense well into the future.
This piece doesn’t try to advance an airtight argument, nor does it propose a detailed financial model. The former doesn’t exist, and the latter is beyond the scope of this work. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t develop and use such models at your organization, as they are essential.
This eBook is based on a series of observations that I have made as a consultant, advisor, and author in this space over the course of the last decade. I hope to point out some simple reasons we need information governance. I hope it helps you on your journey to manage information better.