Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Barry Murphy. Published: 2013-03-19 09:35:18  Coming out of LTNY 2013, it was clear that Information Governance (IG) was a hot topic.  In fact, ARMA ran a whole-day track at the show that was dedicated to IG and the attendance was great.  The number one question I get about IG is, “how do I get started?”  People want to know where the rubber meets the road when it comes to IG.  There is a thirst for pragmatic knowledge versus theoretical outcomes.  One of my stock answers is that eDiscovery projects are a great place to start IG programs.IG makes sense because it benefits more than just eDiscovery, however; effective IG also can help manage storage costs, ensure compliance with any regulatory rules in place, and enable more efficient access to information by employees.  Perhaps because of its broad applicability, organizations struggle to get IG programs off the ground.Attaining IG maturity is no easy task. The organizations eDJ works with take IG baby steps.  The key is to identify discrete projects that both fit into an organization’s capabilities and can drive real value. What kinds of projects are underway in the typical organization?  Two of the most mentioned projects in the eDiscoveryJournal and ViaLumina, Ltd. 2012 Information Governance survey are shared drive clean ups and Legal Hold Management.  The shared drive clean up projects tend to be part of defensible deletion programs.At eDJ, we talk regularly to clients that are working on these projects and we understand the lessons they have learned.  We have taken those lessons and combined them with the survey data we have to create the new report “A Green Light at the Intersection of Information Governance and eDiscovery.”  This report will help anyone looking to jumpstart IG within their organization.  It is available for a la carte purchase or downloadable for any Platinum research subscribers.  If you are not currently a Platinum research subscriber and would like to be, please email Jason Velasco for more information.We hope you find the report helpful and look forward to any comments or feedback.eDiscoveryJournal Contributor and Lead Analyst – Barry MurphyDon’t miss Barry Murphy’s upcoming Predictive Coding Boot Camps in Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. To learn more, click here!

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