Too many businesses see information governance as completed checklist of requirements or procedure manuals, written and available on the shelf. Governance done.
Not even close.
Governance isn’t a set and forget action. It’s a community of information experts actively ensuring your business landscape is one that maintains effective information management by managing the foundations that deliver you that information.
The Intralign Ecosystem approach is a dynamic and evolving approach to information governance that allows you to see under the surface of your information issues.
Businesses often suffer from the information iceberg – you experience unreliable reporting, difficulty obtaining the right numbers or unresolvable reporting problems.
But despite big IT spends and teams of clever, experienced people, the causes of the problems can’t be found – they lie beneath the surface, invisible and unresolved.
The Intralign Ecosystem gives businesses the ability to see under the surface, establishing information governance best practice processes, gold standard business language and effective information artefact management. And it’s all built on a community of engaged information stakeholders in your organisation.
The Intralign Ecosystem delivers governance teams and senior leaders four key abilities that enable the maintenance of this high-level information management:
Visibility over what’s really going on in your business, under the surface of your numbers;
Accountability via solid governance frameworks that ensure someone is responsible for each part of the information generation process;
Capability training for your governance team and information management stakeholders, as well as general staff training in IM responsibilities;
Measurability of all steps in your IM procedures, because what gets measured, gets done.
Your information management community
Your business terms, and
Your information artefacts.
Business assurance won’t exist without information quality. Investing in your team’s ability to effectively manage and govern your business information can reduce risk, stabilise tech spend and enable innovation and development that information issues were preventing.
With the visibility, accountability, capability and measurability that the Intralign Ecosystem enables, you’ll understand the quality of your information and have the ability to see where issues exist, find their root causes, establish resolution pathways and monitor progress.
Not many businesses manage and govern their business information well. And this leads to problems.
We’ve seen it create:
large scale, unseen profit leakage,
major regulatory and reputational risk,
conflicting metrics reporting across an organisation, and
huge costs trying to rectify problems that never would have existed if these resources were well managed.
“We worked with three consultants who were all exceptionally talented and great communicators... Initially the focus of the workshops was to tailor governance structures and processes that were sustainable for the University. Then we moved on to develop well over one hundred business term definitions…… we experienced high levels of engagement from staff regardless of their level in the organisation. "
University of Western Sydney
Kerrin Paterson, Manager - Business Intelligence and Data Management
We can set up a live, online demonstration of the Intralign Ecosystem for you, to explain how better governance over your information foundations can give you visibility over your information issues.
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