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Information management in organizations: an overview

Lily O. Agu


Information is becoming a strategic resource. It is an existing prospect for the information professional to add real value to information and contribute more directly to an organization‟s strategic decision making. Public organizations are using information to harness their resources. This study is aimed at exploring the various benefits of information management in an organization. Information management is the management of organizational processes and systems that acquire, create, organize, distribute, and use information. This paper looks at the information resource management plan and why it is necessary for the growth of the business. Useful recommendations on the need to include information resource management in the overall organizational plan were made.

Keywords: information management, information management, organization, strategic planning