Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices & Technologies on Your Path to Success
When faced with information management issues, particularly those in a cross-functional setting, many business and IT professionals turn, albeit often unwittingly, toward Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM is the effort and practice of reaching across all data and application silos embedded in the organization's operating infrastructure; then binding those repositories together into one effective information management environment where information is delivered to the person who needs it, when they need it, and how they need it. EIM, as the term denotes, spans the entire corporation, regardless of size, from a small, 30-person garment maker to a 50,000-person, multi-national manufacturer. Agility, accuracy, and completeness of data delivery are the three primary objectives.