Optismo - Information Governance
In Information Governance there is inherently a balance of risk versus value related to information. As what Robert Smallwood has called a “super-discipline1” and Dean Gonsowski has called an “umbrella concept2”, Information Governance spans many disciplines and provides guidance and strategy for all organizational information.
What Information Governance must do is inform disciplines in two arenas of information: disciplines that protect the organization from the potential damage that information can wreak, and disciplines that enhance the organization by extracting value from information.
Knowledge Management, like a zombie, is returning from the dead due to the rise of Enterprise Social Networks. In the mid-90s through the early 2000s, all of the rage was Knowledge Management. The dream of pulling together the individual knowledge of workers across an enterprise ruled the day, ruled the pundits, ruled the discussion, rules the purchasing departments. It ended, however, as mostly a lost cause, primarily because of the available tools in the 90s and early 2000s.
WASHINGTON, DC - Optismo CEO, Nick Inglis, joined an esteemed panel of experts at a Washington, DC seminar on Records Management sponsored and hosted by Feith. Inglis presented on the topic of ensuring SharePoint as an organization's enterprise information management application and then participated on an esteemed panel including: Sunil Ohri, Of Counsel, Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato and Missner; Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition; David Brown, Archivist, US Securities & Exchange Commission; and Lisette Garcia, Executive Director, FOIA Resource Center. (pictures below the fold)
igKit provides content analytics at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions on the market today.
Providence, RI / Branford, CT – Optismo, LLC. launches today a software product toolset designed to drastically lower the cost of content analytics and make information governance success more easily accessible to a broader market. www.igKit.com has officially launched and declares the toolset as “your turnkey information governance solution”.
Companies are easily overwhelmed by the prospect of developing an information governance strategy. And they should be. It's a daunting task. But it's far easier to take on an IG plan if you have mapped out the steps along the way. To do so, you have to get big picture and think about the broader goals of the business, then translate those goals into action-oriented milestones in your IG strategy.
The stakeholders to Information Governance must be defined in terms of their role in the organization, not specific individuals. Individuals may come and go within an organization, but the body of knowledge represented by their role must remain the same. Those stakeholders help maintain and sustain the Information Governance program.
Information Governance stands atop many other disciplines as a "super-discipline" or an "umbrella concept" depending upon who you ask. As such, it fulfills, primarily, a strategic role within organizations. That strategic role is often one that didn't exist previously or existed in "pockets" in an organization (think legal departments and Records Management departments).