Working Towards an Information Governance Strategy

McManus, John
August 2004
Management Services;Aug2004, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p8
Academic Journal
This article focuses on issues concerning information governance in Great Britain. Information governance is about information politics. It is the rules and regulations that ensure all information available in an organization is being used effectively and is in compliance with both legal and ethical governance. Information governance has its roots in corporate governance, which is necessarily concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. Information technology (IT) governance is the term used to describe how those persons entrusted with governance of an organization will consider IT in their supervision, monitoring, control and direction of the organization. How IT is applied within the organization will have an impact on whether the organization will attain its mission or strategic goals. Successful governance arrangements are crucial to achieving the desired end-state of the information strategy. The scope of this strategy covers regulations, authority, structures, management processes and enablers that together will constitute the governance framework. In developing any information governance framework, there must be measurable and strategic goals that benefit both provider and consumer.


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