Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Study Cycle: Graduate


MID0030 Management of information at organisational level
Hours: C+S+L
Information engineering
Teaching Staff in Charge
Prof. PÂRV Bazil, Ph.D.,
Lect. LAZAR Ioan, Ph.D.,
At the completion of this course, the students:
• must have solid knowledge regarding the management of information at organisational level (EIM - Enterprise Information Management)
• be aware of the importance and benefits of using EIM
• have knowledge of the components of a EIM system, as well as the relationships between them.
1. Information management at organisational level. Introduction
1.1. Information as an organisational asset
1.2. EIM: objectives and principles
1.3. EIM: organisational structure
1.4. Information life-cycle: creation/organization, manipulation/processing, archiving.
2. EIM: Fundamental domains
2.1. Data management
2.2. Process management
2.3. Context management
3. Ways of storing information
3.1. Documents and document models
3.2. Files
3.3. Databases
3.4. Knowledge bases
3.5. Storing information on the Web
4. Information architecture
4.1. Definitions
4.2. Model-based user interfaces
4.3. Principles of information architecture
4.4. Design patterns for user interface
5. Information presentation
6.1. Text formats
6.2. Table formats
6.3. Graphic formats
6.4. Multimedia formats
6. Data acquisition and information creation
6.1. Entering data
6.2. Data capture and document creation
7. Processing information
7.1. Text processing
7.2. Graphics processing
7.3. Multimedia processing
7.4. Models for information retrieval (boolean, vectorial)
7.5. Structure-based models
7.6. Archivation of information
7.7. Protection of information
8. Components of the EIM Framework
8.1. Data governance
8.2. Information architecture
8.3. Information quality management
8.4. Reference and master data management
8.5. Data warehousing & business intelligence
8.6. Management of structured data
8.7. Management of non-structured data
8.8. Management of metadata
8.9. Management of data security
9. Implementing an EIM application
9.1. Defining requirements
9.2. Identifying data and metadata sources
9.3. Implementation approaches
9.4. Creating organisational structure
9.5. Relationships between EIM organisation and data governance
9.6. Creating project plan
9.7. EIM artefacts
9.8. EIM maturity and assessment model
9.9. EIM technologies
10. Case studies
10.1. AGU - American Geophysical Union EIM for document creating, management and delivery
10.2. EIM for an academic organisation

[Barr02] $Managing Distinctions: Enterprise Information, Document, Records, Knowledge and Content Management,$ Records and Information Management Review (RIMR), February 2002
[Simon] Alan Simon, $Enterprise Information Management: Tentative Past, Priomising Future$, Business Objects White Paper,
[EDM] $Enabling information through enterprise Data Management$, UGS white paper,
[Ferg06] $Integrating Master Data Management and Business Intelligence$,
[GARTNER] Adrian White, Brian Zrimsek, $Enterprise Information Management Represents the Future of Data$, Gartner Group, 2005
[Jennings07a] $EIM Component Framework Dependencies, Part 1$, EIMI Archives, 1 (2007), No. 4 June
[Jennings07b] $EIM Component Framework Dependencies, Part 2$, EIMI Archives, 1 (2007), No. 6 Aug
[KSU] 2007-2012 $Performance Goals for Enterprise Information Management$,
[Parek07] Kamal Parekh, Joe Zhou, Kelly McNair, Greg Robinson, $Utility Enterprise Information Management Strategies$, Grid-Interop Forum 2007,
[Prab06] M. Prabhakaran and C, Chou, $Semantic Integration in Enterprise Infomation Management$, SETLab Briefings, 4 (2006), No. 2, 1-8.
[SAUGATUCK] $Enterprise Information Management for Competitive Advantage$, Research report, SAUGATUCK Technology, February 2007
[TRIGNO] $Data cleansing. Enterprise information management$, UT Starcom White paper,
[VERITAS] $Effective enterprise data management with Netbackup and Enterprise Vault Software solutions$, VERITAS Data Management White Paper,
Grading activities are as follows:
• an EIM paper, presented at seminar (25%)
• an EIM project, lab work (25%)
• midterm written exam (20%)
• final written exam (30%)
The final grade is computed as an weighted average of the individual marks obtained at the above activities (weights are given in parentheses).
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