What is information lifecycle governance?

Information lifecycle governance (ILG) helps you manage your business information throughout its lifecycle — from creation to deletion. It automates critical DataOps requirements like records management, electronic discovery, compliance, storage optimization and data migration initiatives. 

Effective ILG is critical for accommodating tremendous data growth, streamlining e-discovery processes and maintaining compliance with numerous regulations. With ILG solutions from IBM, you can discover how your organization can effectively manage the information lifecycle and avoid costs and risks to drive more business value from your data.

By providing in-depth assessment of unstructured data where it resides, on premises or in the cloud, these solutions give organizations visibility into data to make informed business decisions.

How it helps

Data assessment and cleanup

Enables an organization to discover, recognize and act on unstructured data, without moving it to a repository or specialty application

A powerful search function

Can help accelerate the understanding of large amounts of unstructured content

Simplified analysis

Helps you obtain clean, consolidated, consistent and current information that can drive big data projects and applications, while aligning with governance objectives

Privacy and protection

Can help you to identify data with meaning; assess data value and risk; secure personally identifiable information (PII), payment card industry (PCI) and protected health information (PHI); and get ready for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

In the spotlight

eDiscovery products

Related resources

One of the first things we did was create a foundation for data governance. It was critical to make sure that people know who we are, what we do, why we do it and how we do it, in order to build trust and get them on board with this transformation.

Debi Tadd, Vice President, Information Lifecycle Management, BBVA Compass

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