Confused about how to address your digital strategy? Got the technology in place, but don’t know how to really manage the processes, content and information, even though you were promised that the technology would take care of that?
It’s no wonder you are confused. And you are not alone. The field of information management is currently fractured and incoherent. Each sub discipline (content, document, asset, records, data management to name just a few) has its own practitioners, applications and professional communities.
To reduce confusion, Erik Hartman, speaker at the J. Boye Conference Aarhus 2010 and information management expert, is working on a framework for information. Along with content management guru, Bob Boiko, Erik has launched TIMAF (The Information Management Foundation). Each year, they collect examples and best practices in information management from organisations around the world.
At Aarhus 2010 Erik will release the first volume of information management best practices. It contains 19 examples, from organizations like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Essex County Council, Getronics, KPN, University of Washington, Wienerberger, World Bank, Telstra, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Harvard Business School, and the Canadian Department of National Defense.
This is high quality best practice guidance, written for and by experts in the Information Management field around the world. It brings complex models down to earth, with practical guidance on day-to-day problems and issues.
You’ll have a chance to discuss with Erik in his tutorial on how you include social media in your web strategy or his presentation on why you need to look for trouble in your web projects.
What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to information management?