Dangerous Data: A Health Warning

Information technology provides the means for capturing, storing, processing and retrieving data in information systems.  Advances in information technology have continually challenged information systems to explore new ways in which the data captured can be used.  The move from improving efficiency of data capture and data storage led to process improvements, improving the effectiveness of […]

Information Management in Practice: Business Start Up

Black Country Gifts (www.blackcountrygifts.co.uk) started trading four months ago.  The information management in practice series discusses the challenges of managing information on a day-to-day basis in organizations.  This blog reflects on the initial stages of setting up the business and the information that Black Country Gifts needs to manage. Starting the Business The business model […]

10 Information Management Functions

Information is a resource that organizations use and like other resources, the information needs to be managed.  This blog outlines 10 information management functions.  Typical definitions of information management refer to information management as managing the processes that affect information through the information life cycle. Information management problems can occur at any stage in the […]

Data About Not Shopping

Retailers have information systems in place to capture and analyse data about our shopping purchases, however, Ken Davies (2015) reporting from the Omnichannel Summit, announced that “80% of shoppers leave a bricks and mortar retail outlet without buying anything”.   Retailers therefore need information systems to capture data about the times when we go into a […]

How to Develop an Information Management Strategy

Everyone agrees that organizations need an information management strategy but how do you develop one?  This blog focuses on the key stages of work required to develop an information management strategy. Stage 1: Gain Senior Management Commitment Resources are needed to develop an information management strategy and the only way to gain access to the […]

© 2014 Sharon A Cox