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What is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

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Enterprise Information Management (EIM)Enterprise Information Management (EIM) describes:

“An integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.”

Enterprise Information Management:

“Helps businesses attain 360-degree views of their Big Data and Analytics by streamlining organizational workflows, increasing the quality of information and creating integrated user interfaces for end users within a single source platform.”


Other Definitions of EIM Include:

  • “Provides access to key institutional data to meet emerging data and information needs of constituents.” (University of New Hampshire)
  • “Capabilities to integrate, cleanse, manage, associate, and archive data to optimize business processes and analytical insights.” (SAP)
  • “The capability to build efficient and agile Data Management operations; which creates, captures, distributes and consumes relevant information.” (CIOReview)
  • “Portfolio of solutions that enable organizations to trust the credibility and consistency of their data, so they can make critical business decisions.” (Microsoft)
  • “The set of business processes, disciplines and practices used to manage the information created from an organization’s data as an enterprise asset.” (EIM Institute)

Businesses develop EIM to:


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About the author

Michelle Knight enjoys putting her information specialist background to use by writing technical articles on enhancing Data Quality, lending to useful information. Michelle has written articles on W3C validator for SiteProNews, SEO competitive analysis for the SLA (Special Libraries Association), Search Engine alternatives to Google, for the Business Information Alert, and Introductions on the Semantic Web, HTML 5, and Agile, Seabourne INC LLC, through AboutUs.com. She has worked as a software tester, a researcher, and a librarian. She has over five years of experience, contracting as a quality assurance engineer at a variety of organizations including Intel, Cigna, and Umpqua Bank. During that time Michelle used HTML, XML, and SQL to verify software behavior through databases Michelle graduated, from Simmons College, with a Masters in Library and Information with an Outstanding Information Science Student Award from the ASIST (The American Society for Information Science and Technology) and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College. Michelle has a talent for digging into data, a natural eye for detail, and an abounding curiosity about finding and using data effectively.

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