Information Governance Initiative Tells the Story of IG in 2015 Benchmarking Report

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Information Governance Initiative Tells the Story of IG in 2015 Benchmarking Report

Candid interviews with IG practitioners reveal program maturity by vertical and tell the stories of their struggles, successes, and hard-won insights on implementing successful programs

June 26, 2015 – New York, NY – The Information Governance Initiative (IGI)—a cross-disciplinary think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance—today released their 2015 Benchmarking Report, “Stories in Information Governance.”

As the first comprehensive benchmarking study for Information Governance, the report takes a close, candid look at how 28 organizations on a broad spectrum of industry verticals and organizational sizes are tackling IG through interviews with their practitioners.

“Information Governance is still in its infancy in many organizations. In others risk concerns and big data opportunities are forcing it to grow incredibly quickly,” Stories in Information Governancesaid Barclay T. Blair, Founder and Executive Director of the IGI. “Our members tell us that being able to compare their organizations to their peers is essential, especially in such a diverse and quickly-evolving area as IG.”

According to the IGI, “Stories in Information Governance” was created as a tool to help organizations evaluate and grow their IG programs, whatever their current level of maturity. It includes details like:

  • Program maturity rankings for each featured company, following the Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model®, to help contextualize each professional’s story.
  • Budget numbers and predictions on IG spending at each organization.
  • Specific, tactical advice—on subjects like “Selling IG” and “Getting Creative with Funding”—that practitioners can implement immediately in their own organizations.

“The great thing, and maybe the terrible thing as well, is that I saw myself in every single one of the profiles,” said Vicki Lee Clewes, Vice President of Global Records & Information Management at McKesson Corporation, and a member of the IGI Advisory Board.

Those registered with the IGI Community can access a copy of the report by clicking here. For those who have not already joined, creating an account to access the article is free. Click here to register.

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