Professionals in this sector provide information to the public or to specific companies, industries or groups of people. As well as providing the information, be it hard copy or electronic, information professionals also organise and store information. Traditionally this would be in a library but now that technology has hugely increased the ways that information can be stored, retrieved and organised, job roles have changed too.
More than ever, information needs to be delivered at the right time, at the right place and in the right format. That’s particularly true in the legal, financial services and scientific/medical communities, where regulations and economic pressure complicate aggregation and delivery.
Our Business Information Services group has extensive expertise in helping providers find new ways to organize, package and distribute services. It's no wonder why four of the top 10 information services companies rely on us for IT services and support.
Our solutions include:
- Data Management: From data collection and cleansing to reporting tools and automation
- Data Mining: Includes cross tabs, data pulls, Excel/PowerPoint charts
- Analytics Support: Includes quantitative and qualitative research, forecasting, segmentation and targeting, concept test, dashboards and delivery tools, online survey programming and data warehousing/business intelligence
- Credit and Financial Information
Archiving and records management
Archives are collections of information that have value and need to be kept for the future. Records management is a similar field of work, but tends to refer to the information of a particular organisation, and deals with the disposal as well as the maintenance of records.
An index is a list, usually in alphabetical order, used to makes finding themes or subjects in a book easier. Although indexes are now often produced by computers, there is still a demand for them to be compiled by qualified professionals. Read about the advantages of a human-produced index.
Information management and information science
We generate huge amounts of information in many different forms and for many reasons. As technology allows us to find out more, access more and be able to access information in many locations and formats, professionals work behind the scenes to collect, analyse, organise and retrieve information.