Government agencies and private sector businesses are drowning in information.
In addition to managing the growing variety, velocity, and volume of data, they must:
- Meet information transparency objectives
- Respond quickly to eDiscovery requirements
- Manage Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and internal investigations
- Comply with records management regulations
With data requirements skyrocketing, how can organizations leverage information governance to meet this tidal wave head on while ensuring data security?
To find out, Symantec recently surveyed 152 Federal government and 153 private sector attorneys, IT executives, FOIA agents, and records managers to examine barriers to and benefits of achieving true enterprise-wide information governance.
For more information, please contact: Federal_US@Symantec.com.
Today's information governance is inadequate:
- Nearly three-quarters of respondents' organizations (74%) have a formal, enterprise-wide information governance strategy, but just one in five say it's very effective
Data security is at risk:
- Just 37% give their organizations an "A" for data protection, 28% for data discovery, and 26% for data management
- Forty-four percent of respondents say that data security and protection is the single largest information governance-risk their organizations will face if not addressed
Organizations must make investments in technology and training:
- Respondents believe their organization should take the following steps to ensure effective, enterprise-wide information governance programs: Improve training (46%), educate end users on the importance of records (46%), and improve technology (43%)
- During the next two years, organizations say they are most likely to invest in security software, document management, data loss prevention, and backup