Chapter 8Applied Asset Management for Improved Information Maturity

President Woodrow Wilson once said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”

In the last chapter we examined asset management methodologies, processes, guidelines, and maturity models from other domains. Clearly, other asset domains have well-established practices that date back decades—or even centuries—and include concepts that can be borrowed to help organizations manage information with improved rigor and as an actual asset. In chapter 6 we considered how to expand our thinking about information to that of an actual supply chain (or network), and an extended ecosystem with information acting as an “organism.” These ideas can be borrowed to advance ...

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