I count my self lucky to be an acquitance, colleague and even friend of Martin White (of Intranet Focus Ltd) who has been in 'the business' a lot longer than I.
He has recently posted on his blog an 'information charter' which is condensed into six easy "bullet points". It is superb in its simplicity, its only short, but I won't copy and paste it here, I want you to click on the link and go to Martin's site to read it.
John Mancini of AIIM has already blogged on it and notes that IT Strategies should not be 100 page documents - well I am not sure I agree with that, but being able to distill that 100 page strategy into a 6 point charter is really going to make you think hard about it.
I know one thing, we certainly could not paste Martin's charter on our intranet in good faith at the moment, personally I reckon we are a 70 to 80% fail on five of the six points !