Of information and beyond
Information is the engine that drives modern day organizations. With the advancement in technology and deep penetration of the Internet, the emphasis today is on accessing authentic, integral, real time information for enabling revenue drivers across industry segments. The dissemination of information is BIG business today. It is the prime mover and shaker of bull and bear coordinates of stock markets across the globe determining the rise and fall of important corporate indices. Information and allied services are the financial nerve centers of the world today, playing a pivotal role in making or breaking the fortunes of the global who's who.
It is against this backdrop that protection and preservation of corporate information becomes very significant. The degree of this control is directly proportional to the premium an organization commands in the market among its contemporaries. It is the measure of the corporate value and respect it has. It is the differentiation that marks the organization out from the others in its segment.
Organizations, world over, are adopting frameworks to govern, protect and preserve information in and out of its premises. Foolproof control aids in business continuity planning and thereby enables an organization to overcome disasters.
An effective information control framework aids in curbing information pilferage and enhances an organization's repute and robustness. If implemented and overseen effectively, it succeeds in benchmarking the corporate entity and leveraging the earned goodwill in the process.