Information Context

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 ( 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 […]

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 […]

Information to Measure Performance

Data are collected to measure performance of organizations, systems, processes and people.  Some performance measures are status indicators providing information to inform decisions about whether or not action needs to be taken to avert a crisis or improve specific areas of performance.  However, often measures of performance are reported as data with insufficient context to […]

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