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Information Governance

Understanding your business requirements

The Problem

Many organisations suffer from information blindness in terms of the key assets that need to be managed. This is often related to how data within the business is created, access, amended and stored during its lifecycle. Without an organisation fully understanding this cycle for all types of data, the business is open to unnecessary risk and exposure to compliancy regulations.

The Solution

By running Discovery Workshops, organisations gain a better understanding of information assets – who creates them, where they are managed, what risk they pose to the business, how they should be kept and stored and when they should be deleted.

The Deliverables

The main deliverable is the Information Management Brief. This will outline the key findings from the workshops, along with conclusions drawn in relation to how the information is being managed within your organisation. The brief will outline an information strategy along with recommendations of the best use of technology to achieve the required level of information retention and lifecycle management. This will minimise risk and better governance and compliance for your business.

Workshop Description

technologygroup will conduct formal workshops designed to understand the nature and value of key unstructured information assets within your company. The session will define the areas of information asset required by the business together with the workflow that is associated with their movement through business processes. The role of key applications and storage methods to the management of information will be understood. Requirements around information retention will be exposed.

The relevancy of information compliance will be discussed, specifically how information transparency and discovery relate to the organisation. The session will finish by establishing the information lifecycle requirements of key information assets and more specifically the requirements around long term retention and disposal.

What do they cover?
  • Identifying the key unstructured information assets to the business
  • An understanding of the parts played by workflow, individuals, and applications in managing information
  • Requirements for managing the long term retention of information
  • The challenges faced in respect of finding and discovering information for compliance and risk
  • Key decision making criteria specifically why, what, when and how to implement an effective information lifecycle management strategy
Who should attend?
  • Business managers struggling to gain value from key areas of information at reduced cost
  • Information Managers with requirements to manage data for long periods
  • Compliance, Data Protection and HR Managers with requirements in information risk and discovery
  • IT Directors responsible for infrastructure strategy and cost optimisation
What will be gained from them?
  • A realisation of the key unstructured information assets
  • The level of information risk and compliance exposure within your company
  • Analysis of how information is being managed or not by applications, users and storage systems
  • How to implement an effective information strategy
  • Strategies for the retention of key information assets
  • Guidance on the effective use of technology to manage information risk and long-term retention