Introducing Information Management
the business approachBy
- Matthew Hinton, Senior Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management, Open University Business School
2nd and 3rd year intermediate level for business studies programs and information systems courses, BIS module in Business Studies.BIS offered in Computer Science departments.
Published: July 2005
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"It was over thirty years ago that Ronald Stamper wrote, 'The explosive growth of information technology has not been accompanied by a commensurate improvement in the understanding of information.' How far have we come since then? Not very far at all unfortunately. We still use the terms data and information as being synonymous, when they aren't. And we even compound the error by talking about IT-based knowledge management systems these days. It is high time, then, for a book that deals holistically with the very real issues of information management. This book ranges from an investigation of information as an organisational resource, to issues of managing data, to the role of information management in organisational strategy and change. Ever wondered why IT investments have failed to produce the expected returns or led to unintended outcomes? Read this book, and you'll get many of the answers you're looking for!" Bob Galliers, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bentley College, USA