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 […]
We focus on backing up data and worry about the threat of data being lost through technical malfunction or data breaches. However, we are storing data but losing information. Changing Technology Google’s vice president recently warned of the danger of losing precious photographs due to the age of changing technology (NewsX, 2015). As new data […]
In his latest book, James Wallman, coins the term ‘stuffocation’ to reflect that many people’s lives are being suffocated by having too much stuff. This is similar to the way in which too much information stifles the ability to make decisions. Stuffocation and information overload are both founded on the same psychological principles and invoke […]
From the 1st October 2014 road users in the UK are no longer required to display a vehicle tax disc. The information artefact was previously used to demonstrate that the vehicle excise duty had been paid.
On 13 December 2014 new food regulations relating to allergen information come into force across Europe. The regulations affect anyone who works in any form of food preparation and food service. The changes to food regulations affect data management as catering companies will need to improve their data management practices to ensure that serving staff […]
Information management seeks to facilitate and encourage the sharing of information within and between organizational functions. Information systems and information technology are implemented to facilitate access to centralized information so why is accessing centralized information difficult?
Information management seeks to remove a silo culture but why? What are the negative aspects of information silos?
The phrase ‘working in a silo’ generally has negative connotations and information management policies usually seek to eradicate a silo culture. This post explores whether there are any positive aspects of information silos.
How Big a Risk to Information Security do you Pose to your Organization? Take the fun quiz here to find out.
Balancing data security versus data access for authorized users is a constant challenge. By increasing the number and range of security checks to authenticate customer access, are organizations making it more difficult for legitimate customers to access their accounts and subtly moving the balance of responsibility for data security to their customers?