Let it flow: Developing your information management requirements

In its simplest form, information management is about making sure that processes are in place that get the right information to the right person at the right time.

For these processes to run smoothly, you have to focus on what you want your information to do and how you want it to be accessible. These are your information management requirements.

Information management is frequently an afterthought for businesses, so they make do with using commercial, off-the-shelf applications. It’s a messy approach that results in costly and wasteful application silos.

So what does a netlogx information architect do that’s different?

They look at the needs of your business’s stakeholders and they break them down. They examine how your information planning, organization, direction, control, evaluation and reporting processes need to work. They focus on any compliance requirements which your data may be subject to.

The architect will then rationalize your company’s requirements. They will analyze and document them based on their:

  • Clarity
  • Efficiency
  • Priority
  • Quality
  • Traceability

We’ll also guide you through the adoption of a requirements management process. This makes sure that as business environments change, your information management requirements change with them.

Why are information management requirements a good thing? 

Quite simply, they give you the confidence that the right people get access to the right data at the right time. You can be sure that your data is compliant with all appropriate legislations too.