Information Management and Knowledge Management are often used interchangeably when alluding to asset management processes and systems; however, they are not the same. While some could argue that one cannot happen without the other, a clear understanding of each discipline’s respective uses and practices must be applied when planning and managing change within an organization.
Information professionals have long used meta-information (metadata in the traditional business information system) in conjunction with information technologies to better manage and increase the value of information in business settings. Now that IT facilitates, simplifies, mediates, and intrudes in almost everything we do, meta-information too has expanded beyond its business IM/IT starting point and seeped into many aspects of our personal lives.
Don’t let cost or complexity paralyze your Information Management project. In this informative video, NEWEdan Puritt, co-founder/partner of Askari Solutions Inc. discusses the importance of helping clients move through the maturity stages of your IM project. He highlights the Askari approach of working with clients to determine what is enough cost and enough complexity to match the right value to support your business processes. Watch as Edan explains the 5 step maturity process: People, Rules, Tools, Service, and Compliancy Process.