We always appreciate the articles regarding information management and other innovative enterprise technologies that poise the software as an aspect within a larger philosophical or ideological context. "Information Management for the Planet" is one such article from The Green Register.
Quotes from Carl Sagan and Bill Gates lead off this piece. Naturally, questions of metacognition and longevity of goals come up. It is of obvious importance to consider how we know what we know in order to determine how to accumlate more data that leads to valuable knowledge.
The author of the article, Kyle Crider, states:
But as Carl Sagan sagely pointed out, not all bits of information are of equal value. This is one of the points I am trying to make as I return to teaching at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall, in my “Information Management for Government” class. The class could just as well be titled “Information Management for the Planet,” because the principles of information management have never been more global in scope and impact.
Not all pieces of data are of equal value; this is true. However, the main take-away is that when these bits are integrated and the dots are connected by information management technology and the analysts that work with these technological solutions.
Megan Feil, August 6, 2012