The most overlooked area of business management is what happens to the information that the business generates, collects, uses, and stores. Everything is done to chance, and no one considers it a complete corporate responsibility. It’s not about the technical aspects of communication or equipment that are needed to do business now and in the future. It’s about doing business by managing the content of information.
Instead of looking into the IT industry for answers to questions that have never been asked for decades, every business should take the opportunity to explore:
What it does and how best to do it with more information
When it does not make full use of its commercial information;
who would he like to be:
Resources of all kinds in all media;
Training materials, programmes and opportunities;
General use of business knowledge
Compliance transfer policy.
And it’s not about spending on software, systems or hardware. It’s about taking the time to see what can be done and whether it’s done.
An example of poor business information management practices is that most companies have rules here and there:
Many companies think that politics is different from corporate information, and many will see what is lacking only when something bad happens.
Nothing in any of the existing systems that large and small businesses can currently use to manage business information will adequately reflect policy because they cannot address policy gaps.
Every business has access to a business intelligence structure that will prove to be the best management tool it has ever had. Any company can use the structure for:
Working together by sharing information and resources;
Developing skills through greater access to learning;
More responsibility, including managing files and folders
Saving money by less duplication of information and effort;
Content security through context organization.
It is a contextual organization of business information. They are not contextual labels because they are used in current document and knowledge management systems.
Any business can request the desired structure of business information. What they are not asking for is simply recognizing the importance and value of context as a real place. Context labels refer to a virtual location.
Content in the contextual location concerns:
Politics in context;
Resources in context
Policy and compliance in context;
Manage folders and files in context
Support for working together in context.
There are ten steps to developing a business information management process in a business context that will last forever.
When businesses begin to see the huge benefits of these advanced methods, each computer is immediately configured to the right structure for each business.
In the meantime, any business can start with Kirby White’s book How to Renew Your Business, published by Ten Steps Business Publications. This book gives a formula for success. You are bound to learn your best practices before your business, and now is the best time to do so.
In this exciting, enterprising and energetic second decade of the 21st century, the ways of storing and using valuable business information in the business world can change forever. But is it in this world of information transmission with rapid action and rapid results the business world threw the child together with water from the bath? How secure is your information? How well does it reflect what the business is doing and where it goes? Or what seems to be the cheapest and easiest solution has made your business or organization less secure and constantly looking for the information you need for a productive and thriving business? As an information management enthusiast, Kirby White studies what best practices really mean.