As we've discussed before, there are many roadblocks to a successful information governance project. One major issue not mentioned in that post is Shadow IT.
Many of us make personal New Year's resolutions, but how many of us also do that with our businesses? It's 2017 and any business that has to comply with state, federal or international data privacy laws and regulations (which is virtually every business) should make this resolution: keep only what you need! In other words, for any data affected by privacy laws and regulations (i.e., any data that contains personally identifiable information, protected health information or other sensitive information), your company should only keep the data required as necessary for business purposes and to comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations. It's a simple concept, but it can only be achieved through diligent information management.
Cloud computing has been steadily increasing its reach in the last few years and has now become a prominent consideration during any information governance implementation. The anywhere access and business continuity provide significant advantages versus standard on-premise solutions. Of course, there are serious security concerns that accompany the cloud.