An ASG Software Solutions white paper that is an essential read for those that are looking at Information Management solutions.
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About this White Paper
In Checkers to Chess, Ian Rowlands recognizes that organizations must realize that it is time to step up their Information Management game. Organizations think they are playing the game of Chess with their information management solutions when the reality is, checkers is being played. An organization with a metadata project requires special tactics and moves with a much more sophisticated set of pieces, rules and intelligent play.
Industry research shows there is a disconnect between IT and the business side. In Checker to Chess Ian provides an interesting contrasts between IT and business perspectives — There’s a cultural disconnect that accompanies the technology disconnect. Technology leaders are just technology leaders and are rarely business leaders. Together, the business and IT can make a radical difference. IT must evolve from a model that emphasizes pushing technology at the business to one that works with the business.
ASG is the Grand Master of metadata and ASG Enterprise Information Management – metaEIM is an intelligent solution that that can help manage and govern glossaries, data warehouses and reference data.
People who read Checker to Chess by Ian Rowlands should ask themselves these two questions:
- What do they need to do to step up their Information Management game?
- What causes their IT and business disconnect, and how to overcome them in order for IT to be part of the business?
About the Author
Ian Rowland, Senior Director of Strategy and Product Management
As Senior Director of Strategy and Product Management, Ian Rowlands is responsible for the direction of ASG’s Applications, Service Support and Metadata Management technologies including ASG-MetaCMDB®, ASG-Rochade and ASG-Manager Products, for the creation and implementation of product launch and delivery plans and for creation and management of partner relationships as well as for providing strategic input to corporate wide initiatives. He has also served as Vice President of ASG’s repository development organization.
Prior to joining ASG Software Solutions, Rowlands served as Director of Indirect Channels for Viasoft, a leading Enterprise Application Management vendor that was later acquired by ASG. He was responsible for relationships with Viasoft’s distributor partners outside North America.
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