An organization architecture is a model that represents the main components of an organization. The model can be used to assess the impact of change on an organization. For example, if an organization plans to introduce new information technology, the organization architecture can be used to identify which elements of the organization may be affected […]
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 […]
2014 was again fraught with news stories of information being lost and the associated security risks that may arise from the loss. While public concern continues to rise about the security and privacy of electronic information from potential cyberattacks, key information challenges for 2015 should not be restricted to cybersecurity. The need to address information […]
Face recognition technology is used by retailers to identify known shoplifters as they enter a store and alert security staff to their presence. The same technology can be used in stores to support customer relationship management and offer a personalized shopping experience.
The underground network of tree roots provides four essential functions to maintain the health of a tree. Information management provides the roots of information quality
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 […]
Paddington Bear is known for being polite and well meaning, if a little accident prone. The fictional character created by Michael Bond in 1958 is the subject of a film released today in the UK. What lessons from Paddington Bear can we learn about managing information?
In an article in the Harvard Business Review Michael Porter and James Heppelmann ask organizations to reflect on the question ‘What business are you in?’
It is easy to make comparisons between sets of quantitative data but it is important to be aware of the dangers of incomplete data. There is a risk of mistaking data for information.
Where are you? Do you know where you are? Are you sure? Location is a common parameter used in the provision of context-based services. Information technology can be used to capture data about locational parameters but quality information about location can still be difficult to find. Location data is not location information.