Information Governance And Its Impact On The Business Process

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Introduction

Today’s digital world is governed by information, and its governance has become crucial for any organization. The way an organization handles the information i.e. generate, process, analyze and distribute information across all the business processes is Information Governance. It is about policies and the practices that enable us to make decisions about how information can be managed. It helps companies enforce the desirable behavior, in creating, using, managing and most importantly leading corporate decision makers with respect to information. Information governance is application policy to all information in an organization from its inception, creation to its final disposition. It has evolved a long way within a short time, from a mere record keeping to setting up broader frame work governance with, dedicated wings headed by top management. As information is becoming a valuable asset and the impact of it being significant, the organizations are optimizing methods to make the best use of it.

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Information Governance definition & overview
Gartner defines IG as the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to ensure appropriate behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles and policies, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals. (Logan 2010)
It embraces all…
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