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.
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.
From the 20th October 2014 organizations in Scotland are required to charge customers a minimum of five pence for single-use carrier bags. Organizations are also required to manage information about carrier bags.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (http://ico.org.uk/) maintains the register in the UK of organizations who process personal data, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. As Black Country Gifts (www. blackcountrygifts.co.uk) collects personal data in order to process transactions, it has registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Mind maps are a colourful way to organize your thoughts, take notes, and plan activities. Mind maps are also a powerful means of creating, capturing and communicating information. Managing information using mind maps explores how these colourful creations support information management activities. The core principle of mind mapping is to use colour and images to […]
Black Country Gifts was launched this week as a live case study to support the learning, teaching and practice of information management.
Mike Phillips describes Brand C as the next generation of charity shops in the UK. The vision is to replicate the business model of TK Maxx. TK Maxx stores offer up to 50,000 items including clothing, toys, and household products from a wide range of suppliers.
Information technology enables us to communicate in text, audio and visual means across vast distances, but is IT a barrier to communicating information effectively over short distances?
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 technology is a tool that enables us to share and request information but sometimes IT shackles us and holds us hostage. Were you able to take a break from your organization this summer, or did IT interrupt your holiday?