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Definition: information management


The discipline that analyzes information as an organizational resource. Information management covers the definitions, uses, value and distribution of all data and information within an organization whether processed by computer or not. It evaluates the kinds of data/information an organization requires in order to function and progress effectively.

Information can be complex because business transactions impact every area within a company. It must be analyzed and understood before effective computer solutions are developed. See ILM, information governance, data administration, IT and computer science.