John Mancini recently wrote the following:
The game has changed. Information is the world’s new currency. Read just about any business publication and you will quickly conclude that how an organization manages its information assets is now just as fundamental a source of competitive differentiation as how it manages its physical assets, its human assets, and its financial assets…
Amidst all of this opportunity, organizations are drowning in a sea of content and information. File servers are overflowing and multiplying, making it difficult for anyone to find anything. Information is leaking out of the organization at every turn. If information silos in our existing solutions weren’t bad enough, we now have our content popping up in new silos in SaaS applications that are beyond the reach of our conventional information governance frameworks. Content and information is coming at us at breakneck speed in an ever changing array of formats and as they would say in the Wizard of Oz, on PCs and laptops and tablets and phones, oh my. Organizations are struggling with the cost of legacy Systems of Record and fearful of the loss of control that’s represented by new Systems of Engagement.
Information Chaos reigns supreme.
You can read the rest in his post “Welcome to the Era of #infochaos — How will your organization adjust?” Mancini lists out three disruptors that lead to information chaos. Those are:
1)Consumerization — transforming what users expect from applications.
2)Mobile and Cloud — leading to an expectation of anywhere, anytime access.
3)Changing Nature of Work — forcing organizations to think flat and agile, not hierarchical and slow.
To learn more about these disruptors you can read his post The Three Disruptors That Are Driving The Era of #infochaos
If you have not already, I’d highly recommend registering for AIIM 2014 to get strategies to tackle information chaos.