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Conspectus September/October 2011 - Summary
Organisations today face ever greater data volumes, and locating and storing it has become a major issue. Poor information management can even affect the bottom line, as inefficient business processes and the inability to access timely, relevant information can increase an organisation’s costs.
Therefore, having correct policies and procedures in place for managing information should be a key element for any business. However, our latest research reveals that only 40% of companies have currently created an overall strategy for achieving this. Of equal concern for our respondents is the problem of accessing unstructured data, as our survey also discovers that 80% are still finding this difficult.
Our expert authors agree that making information accessible is not easy, but implementing measures such as human-centred design, master data management and enterprise document & content management systems can go a long way towards solving the problem.