Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, October

Automatic Categorization: How It Works, Related Issues, and Impacts on Records Management
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: *how automatic categorization and other document tools are impacting records management *the strengths and potential limitations of automatic categorization *the importance of categorization accuracy A records manager's...
Automatic Categorization: How It Works, Related Issues, and Impacts on Records Management. (Cover Story)
A records manager's primary responsibility has always been to process unstructured data. The increase in unstructured documents and the rise in the portion of the material that is electronic has created an environment where the records manager can...
Book Review: Ethics of Information Management
Almost every day there are newspaper reports of unethical and illegal business activity. Much of this activity covers new and uncharted terrain; more and more of it relates to records and information management. In fact, reports indicate that the fastest...
Book Review: Writing Effective Policies and Procedures
TITLE: Writing Effective Policies and Procedures: A Step-by-Step Resource for Clear Communication AUTHOR: Nancy J. Campbell ISBN: 0-8144-7960-X PUBLISHER: AMACOM PUBLICATION DATE: 1998 LENGTH: 397 pages PRICE: $68 SOURCE: ARMA International Bookstore...
Data Mining: A Slippery Slope
Collectively, the world's information set grows by leaps and bounds every year. This phenomenon is driven by technology - we are now able to capture and store information in quantities and ways never before possible - but it is also driven by usage....
Data Mining: A Slippery Slope. (Legal)
Collectively, the world's information set grows by leaps and bounds every year. This phenomenon is driven by technology -- we are now able to capture and store information in quantities and ways never before possible -- but it is also driven by usage....
E-Business, E-Government & Information Proficiency
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * how digital information is changing organizations and how they operate * how e-business and e-government relate to the mission and role of information professionals * the characteristics of an information-proficient...
E-Business, E-Government & Information Proficiency. (Cover Story)
Institutions' growing reliance on digital information is leading to some profound changes in how they are organized and operate. Ironically, the rising importance of digital information presents both unprecedented opportunities and unprecedented challenges...
Electronic Signature Technologies: A Tutorial
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * acceptance, security, integrity, and authentication issues in electronic signature technologies * what qualifies an electronic signature as authentic * the role of public key infrastructure (PKI) A step forward in...
Electronic Signature Technologies: A Tutorial. (Cover Story)
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * acceptance, security, integrity, and authentication issues in electronic signature technologies * what qualifies an electronic signature as authentic * the role of public key infrastructure (PKI) ...
E-Transactions: The Impact of the Internet on the Financial Sector
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * the growth of e-transactions in the financial sector * privacy issues resulting from e-business * legislation and regulation affecting e-business in the financial sector It's hardly great news that there has been...
E-Transactions: The Impact of the Internet on the Financial Sector. (Cover Story)
It's hardly great news that there has been tremendous growth in the use of the Internet and other electronic facilities to process financial transactions. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., transactional Web sites have more than doubled...
Knowledge Management Finally Becomes Mainstream
Knowledge management (KM) is finally catching on and might even be considered mainstream by some. Earlier this year, CIO magazine polled its Web site visitors, typically CIOs and business people who deal with IT issues, asking them, "Does your company...
Knowledge Management Finally Becomes Mainstream. (Knowledge Management)
Knowledge management (KM) is finally catching on and might even be considered mainstream by some. Earlier this year, CIO magazine polled its Web site visitors, typically CIOs and business people who deal with IT issues, asking them, "Does your company...
Legal Issues in Documenting: E-Commerce Transactions
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * the importance of building records management into e-commerce transactions from the beginning * the two aspects of authenticating transactions * how companies can conduct and document electronic transactions using...
Legal Issues in Documenting: E-Commerce Transactions. (Cover Story)
While electronic commerce offers speed, convenience, and cost advantages over traditional paper-based transactions, it raises many business and legal issues. One of the most complex is transaction documentation. A discussion of legal issues in documenting...
"Liquid" Information in the Wild West of E-Commerce
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * the challenges of legislating e-commerce and the Internet * key laws regulating the Internet Is it fair to compare e-commerce to the Wild West, where anything goes? Al Segars, a professor of information technology...
"Liquid" Information in the Wild West of E-Commerce. (Cover Story)
Is it fair to compare e-commerce to the Wild West, where anything goes? Al Segars, a professor of information technology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, thinks so. "If you're the sheriff coming into town, it's very difficult to...
Megatrends in International Records Management
INTERNATIONAL International records management was "born" during the 1990s and proceeded to evolve beyond the concept stage into real initiatives of global significance during and after this time. Although there were efforts during the 1970s and '80s...
Megatrends in International Records Management. (International)
International records management was "born" during the 1990s and proceeded to evolve beyond the concept stage into real initiatives of global significance during and after this time. Although there were efforts during the 1970s and '80s (i.e., those...
Moving Forward
FROM THE EDITORS From e-commerce regulations to emerging Web technologies, the articles within this Journal paint a picture of the issues facing records and information management (RIM) professionals. Key among them are protecting consumer and financial...
Moving Forward. (from the Editors)
From e-commerce regulations to emerging Web technologies, the articles within this Journal paint a picture of the issues facing records and information management (RIM) professionals. Key among them are protecting consumer and financial information...
Start with E-Mail!
TECHNOLOGY Electronic mail has become both an indispensable communications tool for office workers and a nightmare for company executives attempting to reduce business risk. Over the last 20 years, e-mail messages have evolved from simple text characters...
Start with E-Mail! (Technology)
Electronic mail has become both an indispensable communications tool for office workers and a nightmare for company executives attempting to reduce business risk. Over the last 20 years, e-mail messages have evolved from simple text characters sent...
Video Reviews: Buried Alive and for the Record
TITLES: Buried Alive and For the Record DISTRIBUTOR: Commonwealth Films LENGTH: 23 minutes and 21 minutes respectively PRICE: $707 each ($637 ARMA members) SOURCE: ARMA International Bookstore at www.arna.org or 888-241-0598 Fear is not one of our nobler...
Video Review: The Future of E-Business
VIDEO TITLE: The Future of e-Business PRODUCTION COMPANY: Stanford University Media Solutions YEAR: 2000 LENGTH: 59 minutes, VHS format PRICE: $95 SOURCE: Kantola Productions, 800-989.8273, 415-381-9363, or www.kantola.com Increased awareness of the...
Web Technologies for Information Management
AT THE CORE THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES: * applications for managing virtual records * Web technology systems for handling virtual records, including enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management * the use of portals in managing these systems...
Web Technologies for Information Management. (Cover Story)
The Computer Industry Almanac reports that, as of December 2000, there were 551 million personal computers in use and 299 million Internet users worldwide. Governments and businesses are working at break-neck speed to deliver information, products,...