Information as an Asset: 9 Essential Steps

If you’re reading this, then you likely already know that information is as important an asset to your organization as its bank accounts, customer lists, and office chairs. But having this knowledge is but the first step – next, you must get your organization to actually behave as if this were true!

This list of 9 Essentials for managing information as an asset was created to help you propagate this mindset in your own organization by outlining an entire course of action. Rather than being invented in an airless conference room and then force-fit to company situations, these guidelines are rooted in real-life lessons we’ve learned serving scores of clients on multiple continents, all of whom are seeking to meet the same central objective you are: to derive Maximum Total Value from process and information management solutions.

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About the author: Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman is Principal Consultant at Holly Group and Co-Founder of Information Coalition. A trusted advisor for more than 20 years, he is a recognized expert in information governance and process innovation – or as he defines it, in the “’care and feeding’ of critical business information and the technologies used to manage and protect it.” Known as The Info Gov Guy™, Mr. Weissman leverages a proven proprietary methodology to optimize everything from your strategic planning and needs assessment to your vendor selection and user adoption. He is a member of the AIIM Company of Fellows and holder of numerous industry designations, and can be reached at or 617-383-4655.