Do not bother with IM Pros with semantics and other tips

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What’s next for information management? Information management professionals, like many of their business partners, are in the process of reaching the second year of the epidemic. I recently participated in the AIIM webinars, addressing information management challenges and opportunities under the theme, “Like Phoenix, IM Leaders Should Take Opportunity”.

AIIM President and CEO Peggy Winston According to a recent AIIM report, “Intelligence Information Management Industry State” (Registration Required)

Webinar covered a number of issues, but I wanted to focus on a few important threads: the long-term response to the CVD-19 pandemic, the future of information technology, and the need for translations and the use of language for information management. Experts.

The next step in information management is figurative phoenix

Discussing the near future and the post-epidemic (2023?), Winston plans to help cloud data management, Phoenix-like organizations, better serve customers, employees or other stakeholders. As Winston rightly points out, “IM for IM’s sake” has not been able to create value beyond the focus, budget, or perhaps even the most controlled industries, which is more “IM for regulators.”

One of the highlights of the industry report was the lack of executive ownership and responsibility within the organization. It seems that as a member of the AIIM, this problem has been raging for 20 years. If we fail to reach an agreement where not only the IT company but also the Chief Information Officer himself is responsible for the information, we should probably give it a try. I mean, it’s almost 15 years since Bob Boiko wrote his book, Laughing at the CIA.

Instead, data managers should focus on achieving business goals and demonstrating how information management creates business value. Find a business, group, or team line that needs help to achieve their goals and jump in to help them.

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Are we managing information or data?

During our discussion, Winston stated that she was seeing a lot of confusion between information and information. She cites Gartner’s definition of data writing: “The ability to read, write, and communicate information in context, understand data sources and structures, apply analytical methods and techniques, and use case, application, and outcome. . “

AIIM describes the experience of intelligent information management (IM) in a very similar way. So are words and data exchanged? No, both of them have very different meanings and do not exchange more than information and knowledge. Each of them has a very different meaning and we can explain how they work together, but as I have said in many of my articles on knowledge management, do not get involved in a specific academic debate about interpretations. Instead, work together in your organization and find out what definitions work best for you. When you talk about the same thing, when everyone agrees, when you have a common understanding, then you can work together for growth and good.

At this point, let’s take a look at the basic development of the DIKW Pyramid, often to help ridicule the differences. Information provides a broad base under the triangle, which extends to the tip of the iceberg. But since wisdom rarely comes into organizational conversation, let’s focus on three main ones:

  1. Data die- Individual items that create a set of qualitative or quantitative variables about an object.
  2. Information: Analyzed data in a given context. Context is often presented in metadata.
  3. KnowledgeUnderstanding an issue by applying experience to information.

The information in the context to knowledge

Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. Each time a gadget is sold, the point-to-point system updates the database with information on that sale. We can visualize that information at any time by drawing up to 100 gallons per hour or selling 10,000 gallons per day.

However, such raw data is not particularly useful to our sales teams. They include context such as the specific type of widget, where it was sold, whether the customer has purchased our gadgets before, and so on. This information is even more important because we have seen in Toronto that we are selling more gadgets than we are. In Dallas. But why is Toronto bigger than Dallas?

When dealing with that information, including the extensive experience of our sales team, we can integrate knowledge to provide practical insights. In this case, the sales team gadget has a current sales cycle, the Toronto store puts the gadgets in a different way, and all of our gadget sales increase as there was a sale at a nearby store.

So depending on your field, you may feel strongly that information is different from information, especially if you have a lot of certificates and the word appears in your title!

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Work with definitions that work for you

If the use of the term “information literacy” instead of “information literacy” or “knowledge management” is conducive to the growth of your organization’s digital transformation, go with it anyway. If your company has historically invested its efforts and investment in an information management center and a smaller data management team, that will have an impact on where you want to find your new robotic automation team.

The bottom line is that definitions are crucial to our academic and professional development, associated with training courses, certifications and positions, when it comes to special context, your organization’s business objectives and strategies – be prepared to be flexible. Read the section. Do not argue about the information or the information, but consider the quality and business value of a certified information professional (like me) who can read and write information and how to improve. It brings benefits to your organization.

Jade Couton is the director, security and management solution in the documentaries. He is involved in product management and is working with customers to make NetDocuments an incredibly successful product.

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