FTI Consulting is presenting a webinar on Wednesday 20 April called Advice from Counsel: finding quick wins in information governance. Presenters will include Jake Frazier, head of FTI’s Information Governance and Compliance Practice and Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors.
Information governance was the subject of the most recent FTI Advice from Counsel survey which was called The State of Information Governance in Corporations. That was based on interviews by Ari Kaplan Advisors of 25 in-house lawyers with responsibilities including some aspects of eDiscovery and information governance. You can find a summary of the resulting paper here, together with a link from which you can download the paper itself.
There is a tendency to sneer at “Information Governance” as a concept which was much hyped but which never took off. Whether or not the IG umbrella concept attracts attention and budget, its components certainly do. These, as identified in the Information Governance Reference Model from EDRM, include Business, Legal, Records and Information Management, IT, and Privacy & Security, each of which has (or should have) senior office-holders and budget, even if not recognised as part of the wider information governance picture.
I interviewed Jake Frazier when he was first appointed to his present post – see my post about it called Information Governance compliance services from FTI. I asked him to identify examples of “quick wins”, something on which he was eloquent. The relevant passage from my article says this:
FTI’s goal is to pick things which it knows works and which will quickly generate tangible benefit. If a company is quickly able to say that a particular type of search, which once took seventeen days now takes four, or that it got rid of a specified quantity of backup tapes, then this is a tangible result with an identifiable saving.
Jake Frazier said that a many IG tasks are “always important but never urgent”. Getting rid of backup tapes and migration from an old email archive are good examples of activities which can quickly show results.
You can take it that a webinar called Advice from Counsel: finding quick wins in information governance will amplify on this. You can register for the webinar here.