Information Governance (IG) is about unlocking the value of information and reducing risk. An IG program is a key aspect of any Corporate Governance program and should be established to guide an ECM implementation. An IG program is an iterative mechanism for substantially reducing cost and managing risk associated with the volume and nature of information, while ensuring the business operates effectively. It looks at the following aspects:
- Retention and disposition
- Access, security and data protection
- Storage, infrastructure and other technologies/applications (e.g. mobile, cloud, social)
- Legislative requirements across jurisdictions
- Compliance requirements
The outcomes of an IG program will influence all information-related initiatives across the business.
Astral can help you with an IG program to maximise the value of your information.
Information Management Strategy
Astral assists organisations to leverage solutions that manage their information assets. We have extensive experience in performing detailed strategic consulting. We take into account the people, processes, and pragmatic changes that are necessary to achieve the desired business outcomes.
We undertake analysis and long-term planning to define a framework and IM strategy by which you can manage your information.
Astral will evaluate the impacts of the digital marketplace on the way your organisation conducts business and advise on business changes to better leverage the digital economy.
Astral can advise on standards and best practices specific to your industry. Our extensive experience combines with our detailed business consultation to enable us to assess your current information management practices and processes. Together, we can determine the most appropriate approach for introducing or extending the role of IM in your business.
This service focuses on the feasibility of implementing an IM system and identifies the best implementation approach to achieve the desired business outcomes. This applies both to clients who have already invested in IM technology and to those who are yet to select a product. We work with you to develop your Business Case, manage the product selection process and define your Implementation Approach.
Astral considers the culture of your organisation, your experience with IM, the short term business benefits that can be achieved and your long term business objectives.
Astral can provide accurate and detailed estimates for all components of a proposed implementation project. These include external services, hardware, software and time commitment of internal resources. We can also provide an evaluation framework to assist in the product selection process.