How to create an enterprise information management (EIM) strategy

What's the best way to create an enterprise information management (EIM) strategy? Get best practices advice, plus learn how an EIM roadmap is vital for a successful EIM plan.

What's the best way to go about creating an enterprise information management (EIM) strategy?
The best way to establish an EIM strategy is conducting an "EIM strategy and roadmap" project. The purpose of such initiatives is to:
  • Gain an understanding of and consensus on key business objectives, business risks, business and technical opportunities, organizational impacts, and informational and technology needs across the organization.
  • Learn how well these objectives and requirements are currently being met.
  • Assess the organization's current information management maturity for the functional components of EIM.
  • Determine the feasibility of an EIM program by reviewing the current information environment.
  • Define a high-level architectural vision for EIM.
  • Develop recommendations for the logical progression of phased implementation steps that will enable the organization to realize this future vision.
  • Define the technology and processes required to meet the EIM implementation goals.



This was first published in November 2009

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