What Is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

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Enterprise Information Management (EIM)The Gartner IT Glossary defines Enterprise Information Management (EIM) as:

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

According toOpenText, EIM:

“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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