Intelligence Requires Information

How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information
Improving information management practices is a key focus for many organizations, across both the public and private sectors.

In many cases, information management has meant deploying new technology solutions, such as content or document management systems, data warehousing or portal applications.
However, one wonders if all kinds of information are really useful, or is it just junk that is being dumped on us. Some careful thought will help us use all this information productively.

Let us look at each aspect of Information separately:

– Checking if Information Provided Is Correct Or Not:

At times the information provided is half-baked. We are not sure if it is correct. For example; we come to know that the cricket finals have been postponed via rumors this may not be correct information. It has to be cross-checked with the person who is directly working in Boards or should wait for media to cover that news.

– Selection Of Anyone In Case Of Two Possible Alternatives:

Let us consider a situation where a Baby care product company has launched a 5-star quality baby food by its marketing team while the news is that it falls only in the 4-star category. There is a conflict of information. In that case, the right information, maybe from the Health Department Association or from the fssai boards reports will help one make the correct assessment.

– Finding Out The Complete Matter From Partly Known:

Most of the information floating around is not necessarily correct. They could be just gossips, rumors and personal viewpoints. The facts and figures in any information creates a trustworthy feeling. Therefore, it is essential to verify the facts and conduct research before we rush to make judgments. This is done by going to the primary source of the information rather than relying only upon secondary sources.
Information management is, however, much more than just technology. Equally importantly, it is about the business processes and practices that underpin the creation and use of information.
Other than above mentioned examples if we talk about business scenario, due to lack of proper information many chaoss do occur such as if a sales forecasting report is to be generated by an employee, for that he should be having very precise data regarding his past sales than only his information would be considered as complete and he would be able to give a sales forecast report.
Information management is an umbrella term that encompasses all the systems and processes within an organization for the creation and use of corporate information. So we can conclude that not a single task can be completed without having proper information whether we talk about business or in daily life and to have proper information you should have a proper technological information system in place.

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