Blog Series: Checking Inventory & Taking Stock – Classify Your Information in SharePoint for Better Data Governance

Post Date: 12/20/2011
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We know that creating a well-constructed governance plan is a core task for any organization looking to establish good, controlled SharePoint deployments. The scope of a SharePoint governance plan can be quite expansive, including: IT Assurance – architecture, infrastructure, disaster recovery, service level agreements, and performance Project Governance – project management and stakeholder management Information Governance – information architecture and information management Technology & Business Alignment – establishing business drivers and guidelines for usage Continuous Improvement – continually improving established processes However, your plan is just the tip of the iceberg. Plans and policies are great, but without the tools to enforce them, the plan will simply collect dust on your bookshelf. For the purpose of series, we’re going to focus on the Information Governance facet of the governance plan, including Information Architecture. We will cover three common strategies for classifying SharePoint content to ensure that we are enforcing an appropriate level of: Accessibility Protection (security) Retention Discoverability The three-part series, beginning tomorrow and with one new post each week, will include: File Share Flashback – A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place Metadata – It Works for your iTunes and Photo Libraries, So Make it Work in SharePoint Nature then Nurture – Understanding and Using Content Types ​

John Peluso is AvePoint’s Chief Product Officer. In this role, he aligns product strategy with business strategy, leading the conception and design of software solutions with a focus on product market-fit and optimal customer value. Prior to this role, John has held several leadership roles over his 10+ year tenure at AvePoint, including SVP of Product Strategy, Director of Education, and Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector. Before coming to AvePoint, John held a variety of technology and business roles at New Horizons Northeast and New Horizons of Central and Northern NJ. He earned his undergraduate degree from The New School.

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