Information Governance, is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information at an enterprise level, supporting an organization's immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements. It encompasses more than traditional records management: it incorporates information security and protection, data governance, data storage, business operations and management, IT management, business intelligence, big data, and data science.
Information Governance reduces organizational and legal risks in the fields of compliance, operational transparency, and reducing expenditures associated to storage costs. By making information assets available, it allows the enterprise to be more agile in response to a changing environment, while reducing the legal risks associated with unmanaged information.
An important goal of information governance is to provide employees with data they can trust and easily access while making business decisions. In many organizations, responsibilities for data governance tasks are split among security, storage and database teams. Often, the need for a holistic approach to managing information does not become evident until a major event occurs, such as a lawsuit, compliance audit or corporate merger. Since information governance has become as essential to corporate functions as compliance, business processes and customer outreach, more companies have begun to employ chief information governance officers to lead IG programs and projects. (Margaret Rouse, TechTarget 2016).
The volume, variety, and velocity of organizational information is changing the game for governance and compliance. Applying a paper paradigm of policies and processes no longer works - and it certainly doesn’t scale. Governance functions must now be automated, and focus as much on defensible disposition as on retention; as much on data extraction as data archiving.
AIIM’s Information Governance course is founded on these best practices to provide you with a systematic approach for managing information assets and ensuring regulatory compliance. The information is applicable across all industries and is independent of any particular technology or vendor solution.
Who can benefit from the training?
The course is designed for IT, compliance officer, legal staff, records management personnel, archivists, consultants, and the information professionals who are planning to establish or improve your information program.
What are my learning options?
The Information Governance course is comprised of multiple topics leading to the Information Governance Practitioner designation that is earned upon successful passing of the exam. Once purchased, the course topics, supporting materials, and exam are accessible online and on demand for 6 months.
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