Information Management & Data Governance
Information management and data governance initiatives support organization. What information does your business collect? Who has access and where does it stay when not in use? How can teams collaborate, and is there a way to retain knowledge when staff leaves? Having a strategic plan for organizing data, documents and intelligence makes a difference.
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It’s been a long twelve months 2017. No doubt many newscasters have had their hand full picking out the most significant stories of the year: between a newly elected president in the United States, an investigation on international election interference, terrorist attacks, devastating hurricanes, North Korea upping the nuclear ante and the damn bursting open […]
Dear 2016: don’t take it personally, but I’m really, really glad you’re coming to a close.That seems to be the sentiment with many friends and colleagues as we discuss the end of the year. It’s not that 2016 has been all bad, but it’s certainly become a bitter pill to swallow. Massacres in Syria, protectionist […]
Want to get energized before tackling that big data project at the office? Feel like having your mind blown at the end of the day? Fumbling for a spark of information inspiration, but not getting grabbed by the blogosphere? No matter what your schedule odds are there’s always time for a TED talk, the well-known […]
Canadian Researcher? 5 Elements from the Statement of Principles on Data Management You Need to Know.
On June 15th, the Government of Canada published the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management, promoting data management for federally-funded research efforts going forward. Outlining the responsibilities of individuals, institutions, funders and the research community as a whole, the statement does not lay out a standard data management program, but instead expectations on what […]
Most of us know the basic tenants of gardening: first you a) take a seed, b) bury it in soil, c) give it some water and then d) place in sunlight, resulting in plant growth. Likewise, the typical business user knows the basics of storing their data. First they a) find or create new record, […]
Cloud computing: much like the term ‘Big Data’ and the ‘Internet of Things’, a current technology trend that has become a buzzword, appearing everywhere these days. “Move your business to the cloud!” media outlets scream, as the term increasingly crops up in conferences, discussions, articles and lists of business must-haves. To be clear, cloud computing […]
They sit there in wait: on a shelf, on your desk, or hidden away at the bottom of a drawer. You know you really should do something about their presence, yet every time the urge overtakes you to shred them, to dump them, to get them out of your home or office, you tremble because […]
Are you thinking about making changes to your organization’s information culture? Efforts to remove traditional department “silos” to encourage the free flow of information have very tangible benefits: team collaboration, efficiency and discovery of new business opportunities. When all resources are deposited and shared from one primary location, businesses protect themselves from information loss caused […]
“So what exactly is it you do again?”So many times this question has been asked, I can virtually picture the moments: dressed up over cocktails, networking with new potential contacts, enjoying coffee during informal meetings, or drinking tea with family & friends. As I work to build a business of Information Management (IM) services, I […]