This e-Book, authored by Compliance Week and sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, analyzes the results of a survey that explores the comprehensive view of challenges and opportunities facing information governence (IG) compliance. We began this report with a 14-question survey for compliance executives from around the world that maintain an information governance program. These questions were broadly grouped into four categories: the nature of IG risk organizations face; the average annual economic cost resulting from IG non-compliance; what resources organizations devote toward IG; and what organizations felt they needed to manage IG more efficiently.

More than 200 professionals responded, and participants hailed from a wide diversity of industries, including financial services, government, business services, energy and utilities, and manufacturing. Many of these respondents are leaders in their respective industries and represent the face of modern, global business. Their answers provided a level of unprecedented insight to understand IG risks and programs today, and we are grateful for their invaluable input. We hope you find the information here useful and that it can serve as a guidepost for your own efforts to understand the scope of information governance risk, what it takes to build the right IG program for your enterprise.