I just got a random call that was very interesting that I want to share with you. The man calling got my name and number from some IBM webpage and he called to ask if there were basic training courses that cover Information Management.
Way back in university, I took many “Information Management” courses and they were high level courses that covered how information passed through an organization and were taught through the engineering faculty. In doing an online search, I see that many universities (UofT, Berkeley, Wharton) are offering degrees and advanced degrees in this discipline.
According to wikipedia, Information management (IM) is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. This sometimes involves those who have a stake in, or a right to that information. Management means the organization of and control over the structure, processing and delivery of information.
According to IBM, Information Management is a set of solutions that deliver trusted information throughout your information supply chain and help you analyze your information to gain insights, identify breakdowns, and make better decisions that will optimize your business. Find Information Management products by category, by A-Z, or by keyword search.
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IBM doesn’t have overall IM courses that teach the flow of information along with an introduction of the products beneath the different types of flows, but maybe we should. BUT, what we do have, is an awesome book that published in 2010:
Art of Enterprise Information Architecture, The: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
- By Mario Godinez, Eberhard Hechler, Klaus Koenig, Steve Lockwood, Martin Oberhofer, Michael Schroeck.
- Published by IBM Press.
The book covers:
Defining your Enterprise Information Architecture from conceptual, logical, component, and operational views
Using information architecture principles to integrate and rationalize your IT investments, from Cloud Computing to Information Service Lifecycle Management
Applying enterprise Master Data Management (MDM) to bolster business functions, ranging from compliance and risk management to marketing and product management
Implementing more effective business intelligence and business performance optimization, governance, and security systems and processes
Understanding “Information as a Service” and “Info 2.0,” the information delivery side of Web 2.0
Does this sound like it might match the requirement that was given to me by my caller? I think so. I recommended the book and he’ll look at it on Safari and plans to call me back to tell me if the book was helpful.
If you’d also like to take a look, check out this current promotion: New and Best-Selling Information Management Books at 35% off.
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