With the objective of developing a framework for strategic information management this paper discusses the question: How can organisations create a competitive advantage by takinga strategic approach to leveraging the value of their information? The question is examinedthrough the looking glass of the four academic domains of business strategy, organisationalstrategy, information systems strategy, information management strategy. Based on thediscussion this paper proposes the information value chain model as an analytical tool for managers to assess the state of strategic information management in their organisation. It ismeant to provide them with a way of decomposing a complex problem into manageable bits,as well as measuring the efficiency of information-related processes and evaluating theimpact of actions towards their optimisation.
This work is licensed under Creative Commons - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/