I spoke with Garth Landers, the Director of Product Marketing at EMC, a global information management provider, who is responsible for the company’s pervasive governance portfolio.We discussed the evolution of information governance, its trajectory, and key trends that are impacting that direction. He noted that organizations are increasingly focused on litigation readiness, realizing a measurable return on their e-discovery investments, and drafting practical data policies.The key challenges are aligning the various custodians of the organization’s most important information and bridging the disconnect between legal and IT.  He highlighted that many companies lack the ecosystem for optimal information governance because ownership and accountability are often muddled.