Information Flow = Galaxy<br />Galaxy – “any of numerous large-scale collections of stars, gas, and dust that make up the visible universe” – Free Online Dictionary<br />“Information, including management of information, is growing by the microsecond. We can not turn off the flow. We had therefore better learn to control it - and we are already running late." <br />Howell M. Estes<br />
Information Overload <br />“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across electrified borders”. Ronald Reagan<br /><ul><li>In our society recorded information and knowledge are growing in volume and complexity.
Companies, universities, laboratories, government, schools, etc. are acquiring and using information at greater rates than at any time in the past.
Information can save time, money, and sometimes lives.
Therefore more and more people of all ages and occupations are becoming increasingly dependent upon efficient access to information.</li></li></ul><li>Solution = Information Management<br />“The information in the world doubles every day. What they don’t tell us is that our wisdom is cut in half at the same time.” Joey Novick<br /><ul><li>Management of information is the solution to the information overload.
The true value of information is not its immediate use.
In order to effectively use information, it must be readily available for analysis and synthesis with other information.
In recent times information is also referred to as content. Content usually follows life cycle.
Information or content management covers the entire scope of content whether it is in the form of a paper document, an electronic file, a database, audio, video or an email.</li></li></ul><li>Why Content Management? <br />“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” William Pollard<br />There are few reasons to manage content: <br /><ul><li> Central documents repository
Improve legal and regulatory compliance </li></li></ul><li>Content Management<br /><ul><li> Enterprise Content Management</li></ul> (ECM) is the set of strategies,<br /> methods, and tools used to capture,<br /> manage, store, preserve, and deliver<br /> content. <br /><ul><li> These strategies, methods, and tools</li></ul> allow managing content through its<br /> lifecycle from its creation, review, <br />storage, and dissemination to <br />destruction.<br /><ul><li> Main goals are accessibility, </li></ul> findability, and re-use of content. <br />
Document Control<br /><ul><li>A critical aspect of content management is the ability to manage versions of content as it evolves.
Document Control is revision control of documents, assigning and tracking documents numbers, change control management, assuring documents compliance, documents routing and tracking.
The primary purpose of document control is to ensure that only current documents are used to perform work.
Document control ensures that current documents are approved by the competent persons, distributed to the places where they are used, and that obsolete versions are removed.</li></li></ul><li>Galaxy Consulting<br />Galaxy Consulting provides services in:<br /><ul><li> Content and knowledge management