INFORMATION CONTENT MANAGEMENT
VENUE: Sentrim 680 Hotel
DATES: OCT 3- 11TH, 2016
COST: $ 450 (Plus 16% V.A.T)
(Kenyan delegates can pay in Ksh 45,000 plus 16% V.A.T)
Knowledge is universally recognized as the most important strategic asset that an organisation has. Despite this recognition many information units are being closed or downsized and organisations are encouraging information users to acquire, control and manage their own resources that support knowledge creation and development. Controlling the acquisition of, and access to, information resources is becoming increasingly difficult as vendors bypass the information professionals and market directly to the end-user. Compounding this problem is the availability of information in a multitude of formats and the exponential growth in the number of products available. This necessitates a higher level of evaluation and control to ensure that quality information is available to those who need it.
Because of this proliferation of information products and delivery methods, information users within organisations are suffering from 'information overload' and in many cases are using a variety of resources to gather their information, some of which may not be appropriate for their needs. Many organisations are structured in such a way that the business units operate independently of one another, yet they rely on similar information resources. Some operate without the resources they need because they don't know where to find them, while others engage in 'information overkill' and purchase anything that looks like it might be relevant. Consequently there are often significant gaps, inconsistencies and duplications in information resources within an organisation.
As an organization, you will find a Content Management System necessary if you:
- Use the same content over and over again in one publication (i.e., a warning in an instruction manual may be used 10 times within that manual).
- Use the same content in more than one publication or document (i.e., a part number and description in a parts catalog may also be used in the user's guide).
- Publish their content to more than one media channel (i.e., the content in a printed instruction manual that ships with the product may also be used in the online help information).
- Publish their content in multiple languages.
For more Information on the Course download the Information Content Management Outline