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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Information and its management is central to modern society. Organizations –
private and public, national and international – have recognized that
information is a key resource and that its management is critical for success.
Existing books on information management focus on the abilities of computers
to process data, the development of information systems, and the management of
IT resources. They often start with the computer as a key issue. Although
Information Management acknowledges the importance of computers and data
communication, it starts from a deeper understanding of the concepts of
information and knowledge, and on the basis of this understanding, derives
methods to use computers effectively. This textbook provides graduates of any
discipline with an understanding of the theory and practice that underpins
information management, and introduces students to the concepts and
applications of information management techniques in a variety of
In giving students strong philosophical foundations, Fons Wijnhoven's book
will prove to be an excellent primer in information management.