The Human Face of InfoGov

Solution marketeers and alarmist analysts love to flash the red lights of litigation support and audit compliance when making the case for information governance. But the problem with this is that neither of these reasons speak to the one Really Important Motive that lies at the end of the infogov path: To better serve/enable/empower people, […]

The Right Stuff for InfoGov & Information Management

In the late 1950s, the United States invited its top test pilots to apply to become the nation’s first astronauts. As memorialized in the book and movie The Right Stuff, each then had to decide whether to transition into an uncertain-yet-vaguely-familiar new career or continue along their present path. Some made the move and became […]

Trust is a Critical Success Factor for InfoGov

TRUST. It’s the first point in the Boy Scout Law. (A Scout is Trustworthy.) It’s an old Russian proverb made famous by a U.S. President. (Trust but Verify.) It’s printed on U.S. banknotes and coins. (In God We Trust.) And it’s foundational to success in information management / information governance.

There’s a 60%+ Chance You’re Looking Backwards Through the InfoGov Telescope

Conventional wisdom currently holds that between 60% and 65% of all content management projects are failures. How exactly this is defined is open to interpretation, but I think it’s safe to say that fewer than one-third of such projects produce results commensurate with expectations. What’s scary is that this number hasn’t really changed much in […]