PHIGs IMC is an information governance and management consultancy based in Western Canada. Hey! “What’s the difference between governance and management, man?” you may ask. Simple – governance is about policies, management is about procedures. Put another way, governance is what you gotta do, management is how you do it.
“I’ve heard the Information Governance thing talked about. What does it mean?” There’s a bunch of valid definitions of Info Gov out there, but since every dog has to mark the tree: Information governance is all the rules, regulations, legislation, standards, and policies with which organizations need to comply when they create, share, and use information. Governance is mandated internally and externally.
So, what do we do? Why, we help organizations get the most out of their information (which may or may not be their second most valuable resource). We do this by focusing on value rather than risk, though the importance of risk is not ignored. We just figure if you’re thorough about the value side you’ll take care of a lot of the risk stuff as a result. To help get things sorted out I developed the Principles of Holistic Information Governance (PHIGs – hence the name of the company).
The logo below means that I am a Certified Information Professional. This means that, not only do I know a fair bit about managing information, I keep up to date on goings on in the Information Management realm. It doesn’t mean I know everything, no one does, but I know a lot of other experts and between us, if we don’t know it, you don’t need to know it.
So check out the website and let me know if there’s something I can help you with. In the meantime …
I’ll be speaking at a couple events in the next few months. At the AIIM conference in April in New Orleans I’ll be hosting / facilitating an Innovation themed round table. At the IRMS Conference in May in Brighton, UK I’ll be delivering an Innovation themed plenary session. I hope to see you at one or both of these events.