Date Added: Jan 2010
Information is the fundamental connecting fabric of businesses today. Businesses rely on information technology and systems to run their business and help to drive new opportunities, as well as to operate efficiently and comply with corporate governance practices and industry regulations. Yet most organizations today are not organized around information, but around infrastructure of servers, storage and applications. The result is information islands - an inability to secure and manage information consistently, leading to duplication, inefficiency and the inability to use information for efficiency and competitive advantage. The sheer volume of information and its continued growth is one of the main root causes.