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Are You Using Information to Your Enterprise's Advantage? Here is how to judge.

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgDo you have a knowledge management program at your organization? If you do, I am sure that you have spent some time scoping what goes into this program. The most frequently cited definition of knowledge management, according to KM World, is that “knowledge management is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an enterprise's information assets. These assets may include databases, documents, policies, procedures, and previously un-captured expertise and experience in individual workers." Knowledge Management involves IT but is much more than just another IT function. And it’s much more than search and indexing.

4 things revenue leaders do differently when it comes to managing information

daniel_dorr.JPGBy Daniel Dorr


What is the best way to find out how important information is to overall business success? How about by surveying 650 companies around the planet for 50 different IT attributes, and then comparing the results to revenue releases?  HP wanted to see if there was really an IT difference between revenue leaders and followers, and to use that knowledge to better serve our clients.  And after a ton of analysis, the results came out pretty surprising.


Of the 50 attributes we tested, those that rose to the surface were capacity, legacy and custom applications and security.  And we’ll get into the details of these in another blog post. But the attributes that really got our attention related to how companies manage their information.

How information classification can make your big data more valuable - and reduce costs

TRuske.JPG5 questions for HP Senior Solutions Architect Thomas Ruske about information classification and big data


At the main Discover Performance site, our lead article on information management takes a look at “big data,” which continues to be a leading concern for IM leaders. For the article, we asked HP Senior Solutions Architect Thomas Ruske for the best defense against big data overload, and he said information classification should be a key focus. “Too much data” becomes a problem when you don’t know what the data is, or what to do with it.


For the blog we asked him a few followup questions on the art of information classification and learned why Ruske calls information classification "the cornerstone of information management."

Do you know when to downsize your data?

downsize_data.jpgIf you're an information management exec, you’re probably focused on getting the most out of your organization’s mission-critical data. But effectively managing the information you don't need on a day-to-day basis can play an enormous role in helping your organization meet critical business objectives as well. Here’s how to downsize your data for lower costs and increased performance.

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  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Maurice was appointed VP of Customer Experience for HP Software in 2014 after a career in hardware, software and services at DEC, Compaq and HP. He reports to the GM of HP Software, Robert Youngjohns
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
  • Chief of Staff for Software & Information Management IT at HP, driving business and IT initiatives, as well as executive, employee, and customer communications and management of change for the CIO of HP Software.
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