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Strategic Information Management: A Practitioner's Guide

Strategic Information Management: A Practitioner's Guide

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Summary The management of organisational information assets and the development of information policies have received much attention in recent times with organisations challenging themselves to think about 'information' and 'knowledge' as key organisational assets that require careful management. This book, aimed at business oriented information professionals, provides a practical guide to addressing the many aspects associated with successful implementation of an information management initiative. It considers how to develop strategic awareness, how to formulate information strategies and policies and includes a very practical guide upon how to conduct an information audit. Readers will become equipped to develop their careers in the rapidly growing area of managing organisational information assets. Key Features Written by an author who offers both practical and academic experience in the field of strategic information management (SIM) Written from a business perspective, the text provides concise, practical advice on how to achieve successful information management Whilst drawing upon knowledge of theoretical models, the emphasis is on practical applicability in the workplace Draws together the key issues relating to SIM in one sourcebook Accessible and clearly written The Author Jela Webb has an MBA, MSc and ACIB. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Brighton, London Metropolitan University and Regent's Business School. She lectures on SIM and also runs her own consultancy, Azione, providing strategic advice to businesses wishing to implement information and knowledge management programmes. She has written and presented widely on information and knowledge management, participated in associated research programmes and was one of the first UK post-graduate students to be awarded an MSc in Information and Knowledge Management. Readership This book is aimed at information professionals who wish to gain a grounding in the rapidly developing field of SIM and equip themselves with tools and techniques enabling successful delivery of information management initiatives. A secondary market includes students of information management studies who wish to draw upon practical models, rather than academic/theoretical models. Contents Strategic awareness Defining IM Information as an asset Information auditing IM in the organization Formulating information management policy and strategy Information literacy IM compliance The role of the chief information officer CIOs in established roles; educational qualifications Concluding remarks