The basic objective of this paper is to provide an overview of key information resource management (IRM) concepts. This is done using a three-stage framework for its implementation. The discussion focuses on three areas: planning for the acquisition, organizing, and control of information resources in an organization. A concise strategy for the planning process is also presented here. While the underlying IRM concepts are relatively simple, we have to be aware of some hindrances that are likely to be encountered during planning and implementation. We offer some guidelines, on the basis of our own experience and existing literature, as to how these issues can be resolved. Finally, any new IRM initiative has to consider the changing role of computing technology and its practice. Therefore, a separate section has been researched into to provide details of the new technology of the 1990's and its influence over all aspects of IRM.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management
- Strategy and Management
- Library and Information Sciences