Give it Away – The Value is in the Knowledge


If I were to start an enterprise software company today, I’d give the licenses away. No, I am not thinking about open source at all. I’m thinking about services, non-core functionality, and integration. I’ll stick to Enterprise Content… Read More

When Information Becomes a Liability


A while back I wrote a couple of posts (one and two) about attempting to value information as an asset, carried on the balance sheet. I took a very accounting oriented approach, and I think I’ve made some… Read More

I Think I Can – Valuing Information Pt 2


Some weeks ago (2013-10-7 to be exact) I posted this about trying to assign value to information. Thanks to the discussions the post generated on Linkedin and on this blog I realised I was approaching the issue from… Read More

I Can’t, Can You? Valuing Information


NB: I’m using “information” in an all-encompassing context in this post so that I don’t have to differentiate between data, content, and information. Information is a tool; no one buys a tool for the sake of the tool…. Read More

Holy PHIG I’m Writing a Book


By now all of you (yeah, right) have read my Principles of Holistic Information Governance (PHIGs) post, viewed the slide deck, and some of you attended the presentation I gave in Calgary. Based partly on the popularity of… Read More

Principles of Holistic Information Governance


This previous post was about the need for holism in information governance. This post brings up topics that you’ll have to deal with in defining holistic information governance. (I think I’ll refer to these as PHIGs – Principles… Read More

It’s Really About Communication


Whether tangible or not, all communication has an intended outcome. The purpose of information is to inform and communicate. We want to communicate our achievements (financial results), our desires (purchase orders), our directives (policies), and our knowledge (whitepapers… Read More