Trend: The New Rules of Information Management

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-05-15 Print this article Print

From CIOInsight: As the mountains of data grow, so does the variety of strategies CIOs are marshalling to manage that information, and profit from it.

After decades of paying lip service to the notion of linking technology tightly to the profit-and-loss side of corporations, the rise of so-called information governance programs is cementing a kinship between IT departments and executives in business units that was impossible to envision just a few years ago. These programs strive to clarify and institutionalize unambiguous rules for the creation, collection, handling and protection of information, in hopes of ensuring that IT initiatives are developed and managed to better dovetail with the organization's core business strategies. The objective: to make information available, transparent and useful to people authorized to access it from the moment the data enters an organization's network to when it is outdated and stored.

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