Information Management Under Fire: Good Enough Content
Enterprise information management (IM) functions are straining under the weight of constant funding scrutiny, radically changing service delivery models, and outside drivers that continue to force information professionals to think of their business in new ways. Against this backdrop, Outsell is producing a series of Briefings, Information Management Under Fire, to help information managers tackle these challenges and provide ideas for creatively addressing them. This report, the third in the Under Fire series, looks at free or low-cost content and the possibility of IM selecting “good enough” sources for their enterprise’s everyday needs. (The previous reports in the series were "Driving New Business Models," published Nov. 19, 2007, and "Measuring ROI for Enterprise Libraries," published Nov. 9, 2007.) This report contains:
- A guide to cost-to-value balance and seeking out the lowest price option that will get the job done;
- Data about content budget and content portfolio management activities from our latest Information Management Benchmarks survey;
- Lists of lower-cost options for the News, Legal, Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM), Market Research, and Company/Financial categories;
- Imperatives for information managers who need to watch their content dollars.