Difficulty in Justification

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Markets do not demand the management of information as an asset

Provocateurs don’t know how to make IM pass the “so what” test

The cost of managing information is unknown.  Most CFOs think the cost of managing information is hardware + software + upgrades + maintenance + support + IT staff salaries

The value of information is contextual and difficult to quantify

The benefits of improving the management of information assets are:

  • Intangible
  • Unknown
  • Intertwined with other influences
  • Difficult to realise

Business cases are weak and don’t create a sense of urgency

  • There is rarely a catalyst or “burning platform.” Instead poor information asset management is a “death by a thousand cuts”
  • Compliance is a good catalyst but is a poor justification
  • Information Management is boring