Information-Driven Business
How to Manage Data and Information for Maximum Advantage

Robert Hillard

Information is not just a window on the business, increasingly it is the business! Around the world, businesses and governments are migrating from a process-driven past to an information-driven future.

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Featured from the Information-Driven Business blog:

Login with social media
With a little work, social networks have the potential to be as valuable in confirming an identity as a passport.  It is the power of the crowd that can prove the integrity of the account holder, perhaps best described as … Continue reading

The race to the internet of things is a marathon
The PC era is arguably over and the age of ubiquitous computing might finally be here.  Its first incarnation has been mobility through smartphones and tablets.  Many pundits, though, are looking to wearable devices and the so-called “internet of things” … Continue reading

The evolution of information standards
Anyone who has ever tried to negotiate a standard for data storage or communication will confirm that it is difficult to get agreement and even harder to gain adoption.  Decades of debate over both analogue and digital communications standards for … Continue reading

The “four layer” model applied to unstructured content
In my book, Information-Driven Business, I introduce a four layer model for information.  You can also read more about this model in the MIKE2.0 article: Four Layers of Information. The four layer model provides a way of describing information in … Continue reading

Metadata versus Taxonomy
I’ve advocated for many years that Information Management should be a superset of related disciplines including data warehousing, document management, library science, enterprise search et cetera.  While this is an easy statement to make, it is really hard to execute. … Continue reading



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