I often time like to imagine, “If I was CIO,” as that is part of the big picture goal of where I want to end up.  In this imaginary world, as I climb the ladder to being CIO I imagine the CIO coming to me and asking, “Michael Moritz of Sequioa Capitol believes we are all being fooled by Big Data, besides the promise of Big Data, why should we implement an information governance initiative?” Three bullet points/quotes that would be in my presentation are as follows:

Defensible Deletion:

“defensible deletion — the idea that if you have governance, it gives you the ability to get rid of outdated and old information without getting in trouble with the law.” Barclay T. Blair, president and founder of ViaLumina Group, a New York-based information governance consultancy.*

Increased Employee Productivity and Cost Savings

“Less money is spent on buying storage hardware and keeping it running, but business users can find critical information faster because there is less of it to look through. That, in turn, improves employee productivity.” Barclay T. Blair, president and founder of ViaLumina Group, a New York-based information governance consultancy.*

Business Process Agility

“Good information governance isn’t just about risk, it’s about making the business more agile,”  – Alan Weintraub, a principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass**

*Quote taken from Case For Information Governance Strategy Goes Beyond Mitigating Risk by Beth Stackpole from TechTarget

**Quote taken from Information Governance Policy Often a Hard Sell — Until it’s too late by Beth Stackpole from TechTarget

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