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Information management coursework What is Information Management? A Guide for First Year Undergraduates The Second Part: Organization and Information Management Introduction: In the modern society, the information management and organizations have very close relationships. It can be seen not only from the changes of the organizational structures in the companies and organizations, but also from the processes of information transferring within the organizations. In addition, about the information management cycle, we should have a clear distinction between the ideal cycle in an organization and the real world. Moreover, as the information managers who control many important parts of information transferring, they act the very important roles in the information management cycle. It is really very necessary for us to consider the intelligent organizations and information management cycle very carefully. The intelligent Organization: Most of our actions and decisions in our daily life depend on the complex factors and elements instead of the single or orderly ones, and so do the organizations in the modern society. In the organizations, the actions and decisions appear from the ecology of information processes. Survivability of the intelligent organization is dependent on the organization's ability to process information about the environment, and to turn this information into knowledge that enables it to adapt effectively to external change. ...read more.


In this stage, the different user groups always have the different information needs, but it does not as the information needs which pay more attention to the information itself, the information products and services always emphasize the actions that solve those informational problems within the organizations. In addition, information products and services have to add value by enhancing the quality of the information and improving the fit between the information and the needs or preferences of the users. (Choo, 2002,25) Information distribution If the organizations want to distribute the information they got, first of all, they should make an obvious goal, which described how to widen the sharing of the information, because the main objective of the information distribution is to improve and promote the sharing of the information, so that the information managers should pay more attention to use their insight and knowledge to solve the difficult problems and situations. Information use Organization information is a very complex factor within the organizations, so if the organizations want to use and manage the information reasonably, they should use high level of knowledge related to the information. In the act of knowledge creation, organizational information is transformed into tacit, rule-based, and cultural knowledge that constitute the cognitive fabric of the organization. ...read more.


Information use of the WTO The rules of WTO for dealing with trade in services, relevant aspects of intellectual property, dispute settlement, and trade policy reviews. The complete set runs to some 30,000 pages consisting of about 30 agreements and separate commitments made by individual members in specific areas such as lower customs duty rates and services market opening. Through these agreements, WTO members operate a non-discriminatory trading system that spells out their rights and their obligations. Each country receives guarantees that its exports will be treated fairly and consistently in other countries' markets. Each promises to do the same for imports into its own market. The system also gives developing countries some flexibility in implementing their commitments. (9) Conclusion: Overall, from the discussion we can see that there have very close relationships between the organization and information management. It is hard to describe them as the single or orderly ones; therefore, it's very necessary for us to understand the details of the intelligent Organization and the six stages of the information management cycle, and also related to the situation of the World Trade Organization in the real world. Reference: Choo, C.W (2002). Information Management for the Intelligent Organization: The Art of Scanning the Environment. 3rd ed. Medford: ASIS/Information Today. (1): http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/whatis_e.htm (2),(3),(4),(5): http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/inbrief_e/inbr02_e.htm (6):https://secure.vtx.ch/shop/boutiques/wto_index_boutique.asp?language=E&rayon=annual_reportseng&bookmk (7): http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/org2_e.htm http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/inbrief_e/inbr02_e.htm (8): http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/inbrief_e/inbr02_e.htm (9): http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/inbrief_e/inbr03_e.htm (10) http://www.ukonlineforbusiness.gov.uk/cms/template/news-details.jsp?id=181954 (11) http://www.ukonlineforbusiness.gov.uk/cms/template/news-details.jsp?id=181954 ...read more.

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