Information management appears to be the talk of the day amongst all technology buzz. Information management or IM is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. Management means the organization of and control over the structure, processing and delivery of information.

In a recent research by Gartner, certain concerns surfaced following the recent boom of information creation and management concerns. A research was carried out on what type of technology development focus would actually help to lower such challenges in information management.

A brief description of the research is provided below.

As this study indicates, the issues need immediate scrutiny. The problem is that very few firms are actually addressing it, and most are simply choosing to look the other way.

These technologies are viewed as strategic because they directly address components of the information management grand challenges. Thus, attention to the issues should be paid by CIOs, information architects, information managers, enterprise architects and anyone working on a team evaluating or implementing an enterprise content management system, a business intelligence application, a master data management system, document-centric collaboration, e-discovery, information access or a data warehouse system.

Business houses need to give the problems some thought before they become too large to be addressed.

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.