4 Requirements For Enabling Pervasive Governance
You need to take a broader, holistic view of information management that will enable you to understand, track, control, and protect information, regardless of its location — within the enterprise, across extended enterprise, or in the cloud. This is what pervasive governance is all about.
Today’s information management & compliance challenges have become even more complicated as cloud, social, and mobile technologies are introduced into the equation. Information is no longer just housed on-premise, but often scattered throughout the cloud and on a multitude of devices. As a result, expanding the approach to information governance has become paramount. To better understand the macro trends shaping our compliance landscape, please see my previous article on ECM Connection, “Rethinking ECM”. However, it essentially comes down to the 3-D growth of information, increased regulation and the combined effect of creating substantial complexities for IT. It’s because of these forces that a new approach to information compliance and governance is required. We need to go far beyond the fundamentals and traditions of records management and the corresponding focus on the repository. We in fact need to take a broader and holistic view to information management that enables organizations to understand, track, control, and protect information, regardless of its location — within the enterprise, across extended enterprise (including partners, suppliers, remote employees, and associated devices) and eventually out into the cloud. This is what pervasive governance is all about.
There are four essential ingredients for enabling pervasive governance and they are outlined in the guest column.