Donald Norman (1998) advocated the concept of invisible technology, however, as the design of information technology has developed and technology has become invisible, information has also lost is visibility. Action is needed to make information visible in information technology.
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 […]
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
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?’
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.
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 is intended to change our behaviour in some way, to inform us. One of the characteristics of information is newness, new information on which we can choose to act or not to act. Is all information news and does all news provide information?
Information is traditionally categorized as formal and informal information. As information technology removes barriers to communication, is the distinction between formal and informal information still relevant?
In this inaugural blog post I am reminded of a comment that I made in my inaugural lecture some years ago: ‘just because you can, does not mean that you should’.