Optismo - Information Risk

Information Governance: Risk & Value

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.