Susan Bennett, Executive Director of Australian based think tank, Information Governance ANZ (InfoGovANZ), is delighted to launch the Information Governance Primer, which provides a wide-ranging overview on the fundamentals of good information governance.
In today’s digital environment, the growing number and complexity of challenges associated with data and information have outpaced traditional information and records management practices. The Information Governance Primer address these challenges by providing a guide to developing a holistic enterprise-wide system to mitigate risks and maximise opportunities.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to accurate and real-time data for decision-making by senior executives and boards, access and reliability of organisational systems and information for employees to carry out day-to-day work and for decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation and information security and the increasing cyber risks arising from working remotely and the increasing use and reliance on third-party platforms and software.”
The Information Governance Primer was developed to address these unfolding issues and provide practical guidance in how organisations can implement robust governance to mitigate risks. It assists professionals to develop a well-executed IG framework and program, with appropriate leadership to deliver effective security and control of data and information by reducing costs of holding information and maximising the value of information held by the organisation.
The Information Governance Primer not only articulates persuasively the rationale for implementing good information governance, but aims to equip IG practitioners with the knowledge required to build and improve information governance across a range of organisation types including government, corporates and not-for-profits.
Ms Bennett explained, “InfoGovANZ’s mission to build the knowledge of IG, best practices and innovation led to the development of the Information Governance Primer which addresses the critical issues and challenges the IG community faces in creating and deploying effective governance”.
The Information Governance Primer provides a general overview of information governance, covering a range of important factors including the key drivers of IG, benefits of successful IG implementation, an outline of IG models and frameworks plus the role of IG leadership in establishing robust information governance.
The Information Governance Primer is free for InfoGovANZ members and is available here. New InfoGovANZ members receive a free copy when they join. Find out more about membership, including a range of benefits here.