Listing it out: Information Asset Register
Our client required a reliable inventory of all their data holdings. We built an Information Asset Register for them. An ‘IAR’ gives you a better understanding of the different contexts within which your information is being, or could be, used. It also identifies all the various business and technical owners of that information.
The Information Asset Register goes well beyond normal physical asset management systems. The IAR contains essential metadata about your Critical Information Assets, such as your datasets, documents, infrastructure, files or systems.
An operational IAR enables information assets to be securely found, used and managed. It also includes details of levels of access to your systems, as well as schedules for information retention. The client used their IAR to manage their data far more efficiently and with greater awareness, which leads to a safer data holdings.