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Digital assets and governance: Thinking beyond the device

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With the omnipresence of digital technology and data storage in our daily working lives – from smartphone photos to meeting notes on the cloud – there is an urgent need to take a step back.

As organisations rapidly acquire digital assets, there is often little or no governance in place about handling, storing them and passing them on in succession planning. When organisations like McKinsey measure that staff can waste around a day each weeksearching for company files, you know it is time to take a good look at your organisation’s digital assets.

When we talk about assets, organisations tend to think of hard goods such as furniture, buildings and property. Sometimes we look at human resources, such as our staff, volunteers and board members. With today’s fast-paced technology changes, now is the time to expand that thinking to take into account your organisation’s digital assets.

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Source:
Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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