Principle 4: Information Management is Everybody’s Business

Classification:  Business Principle

Statement: All organisations in the enterprise participate in information management decisions needed to accomplish business objectives.

Rationale: Information users are the key stakeholders, or customers, in the application of technology to address a business need. In order to ensure information management is aligned with the business, all organisations in the enterprise must be involved in all aspects of the information environment. The business experts from across the enterprise and the technical staff responsible for developing and sustaining the information environment need to come together as a team to jointly define the goals and objectives of IT.


  • To operate as a team, every stakeholder, or customer, will need to accept responsibility for developing the information environment.
  • Commitment of resources will be required to implement this principle.