My Five Commandments of Content Governance Policies

My latest on searchcontentmanagement:

The term content governance, and others like it, is so often bandied about, the issue can take on the trappings of a religious movement — right up to and including the existence of caterwauling crusaders who blindly preach rigid doctrine on how to take control of one’s information.

Although I firmly believe in the whole governance “thing,” I am not a fan of slavish obedience to dogma because too many cultural and operational differences exist between organizations for there to be one single truth.

Having said that, though, I do believe that five commandments, when followed, can bring considerable earthly benefit.

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About the author: Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman helps you do information right by bringing order and discipline to your governance and process practices. Principal Consultant at Holly Group and Co-Founder of the Information Coalition (now merged with ARMA International), he leverages a proven proprietary methodology to optimize everything from strategic planning and needs assessment to vendor selection and user adoption. He is, in short, The Info Gov Guy™, furthering best-practices for finding, leveraging, and protecting your business-critical information. A member of the AIIM Company of Fellows and holder of numerous industry designations, he can be reached at or 617-383-4655.

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