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The fundamentals of information management
Information management (IM) is the way in which an organisation plans, identifies, creates, receives, collects, organises, governs, secures, uses, controls, disseminates, exchanges, maintains, preserves and disposes of its information.
The primary aim of IM is to ensure that the right information is available to the right person, in the right format and medium, at the right time.
It is also the means through which the organisation ensures that the value of that information is identified and utilised.
Below we have explained key elements of IM under four main areas:
- governance & strategy
- life cycle & quality
- business systems & processes.