Governance Consulting

Document and Records Management, Collaboration and Governance
The Importance of Governance to Information Management
In  developing an effective information management strategy, many factors should be taken into account. Most of these revolve around the organisation, rather than the technology.  Given the right approach most solutions can be made to work effectively. Equally, with the wrong approach, even the best solutions can be made to fail.

The wrong approach is to implement a solution without regard to:
•    an organisation’s business needs and processes
•    structure, culture and a change management and training plan
•    regulatory and compliance requirements
•    processes for ongoing management
•    existing IT infrastructure and IT support skills

Compliance requirements are different in different industries and in the government sector. The government sector in particular has stringent compliance requirements, especially in regard to records management, security and accessibility.
Collectively, the strategy and processes by which these factors are taken into account is commonly known as ‘governance’. A good governance strategy will cover pre-implementation analysis and planning, technology selection, implementation and change management, and ongoing ownership and management.
The way in which information is known as ‘information architecture’. Information architecture covers taxonomical classification, metadata models, and content organisation.
Management of content (whether electronic or physical), including the development of business classification schemes, security, and retention and disposal strategies is known as ‘records management’.

PowerMark Information Management Approach and Services
PowerMark is a specialist in:
•    information governance
•    information architecture
•    records management
•    requirements analysis and technology evaluation
•    implementation and change management

We take into account:
•    Organisational culture and structure
•    Key processes and business requirements
•    Compliance requirements
•    Governance strategy and processes
•    Change management and training

All documents and content is generated by business processes, for consumption by or in support of other processes. Further, processes and solution requirements will differ at different content lifecycle stages, and with different levels of formality. Document and content management, records management, workflow, collaboration and social computing technologies all have their part to play.

More can be read in the various blog articles or presentations below:

Recognising this results in PowerMark having a distinctive approach

Typically we work in conjunction with systems integrators or an organisation’s IT department.