The sexy Information Governance problems today are (in rough order of sex appeal):
Somewhere waaaay down at the bottom of this list comes, “Governing shared network drives.”
However, in real life – outside of the hype cycle – solving the shared drive problem is right near the top of the list for most organizations. The massive growth of SharePoint has been driven in large part by enterprises (or at least, departments within enterprises) looking for an incremental and easy replacement for shared drives.
However, most project teams tend to underestimate just how “incremental” the shift from shared drives to SharePoint or ECM is. In fact, in my experience, the problem is vexing enough that many project teams effectively throw up their hands and end up moving the big pile of unstructured manure from one unmanaged, fragrant corral to another (albeit a less fragrant, more attractive corral).
In this presentation we outline the Shared Drive problem, and provide tern practical tips for addressing it.