Friday, February 13, 2009

Why is information management important? Highlights of chapter 1 of the second edition of Information Nation

Huge amounts of information are being created daily. According to one estimate, there are 42 gigabytes of data for every person on the planet. The need for managing this information has never been greater.

The management of information has evolved along with the corresponding evolution of business processes and technologies. The discipline now encompasses a wide variety of activities, including records and document management, or more globally, enterprise content management; information security and privacy, and disaster recovery.

The wide-ranging implications of information management make it extremely difficult to get an overall picture of how your company manages information. Determining corporate needs and priorities in the information management arena is one of the emphases of the second edition of Information Nation. The new edition is available from John W. Wiley & Sons. For more information, see

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