CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model

CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model

The basic proposition of the CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model is that as information ages, its value declines – while the cost to manage it stays relatively constant (increasing as the amount of data increases), and the cost of e-discovery and compliance risks actually rise. This widening gap between the business value information provides and the costs and risks associated with it should compel organizations to focus on improving their “information economics.”

The CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model provides a maturity model for the 16 specific processes required to lower cost and risk and to institutionalize defensible disposal, value-based archiving and retention, and rigorous e-discovery.  The processes reflect the needs of the key information stakeholders, including legal, records information management (RIM), privacy and security, lines of business and IT. The maturation of each business process moves through four stages:

  • Stage 1: Ad hoc and inconsistent
  • Stage 2: Siloed and manual
  • Stage 3: Siloed, consistent and instrumented
  • Stage 4: Integrated, instrumented and optimized.

As they work through each process, stakeholders and the organization as a whole are better able to determine information value, align cost to the changing value over time, minimize legal and regulatory risk and lower overall costs.

Download the Information Economics Process Assessment Kit to learn:

  • Where your organization falls on the CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model.
  • How to apply methods to ensure that the information you leverage in your analytics project is relevant, complete, and trustworthy.
  • The key strategies to maximize the value of unstructured information.
  • How to communicate risk using the Risk Heat Map.

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