New whitepaper shares business benefits of Information Management

Posted by Optimation on 21 May 2014

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In a post-GFC world, executives around the boardroom table are desperately looking for ways to increase productivity, efficiency and carve out a competitive edge while simultaneously succeeding in an environment where costs must be managed and every ounce of value identified and leveraged. By leveraging the value that exists in existing information assets, organisations can generate real and achievable gains in revenue generation, IT investments and productivity gains.

So what is information management and why should you care? In this new Information Management whitepaper, Optimation's IM Practice Lead Paula Smith introduces the key concepts of IM and highlights the significant business benefits a disciplined approach to IM can bring.

‘For example, a financial services organisation invested in Information Management and achieved an efficiency saving of 60,000 hours per year for investment bankers by slashing response times from three hours to minutes,’ says Paula. ‘A public sector organisation saved $1million from overpayment of expired contracts, simply by making them more “findable” and accessible.’

Information Management is a term that can mean many things to many people. The difference in Optimation’s approach is that we consider people, processes, and platforms in a holistic way to enable us to identify and maximise business benefits.

Says Paula: ‘For us Information Management (IM) is a discipline that involves the creation, capture, consumption, and management of an organisation’s unstructured content in physical, digital and hybrid forms. As a discipline we investigate the business process, people and culture, technology and capability elements to ensure an optimum IM state to meet or exceed business objectives.’

Download the Optimation Information Management paper here.