Welcome to Information Management Solutions!
For most modern companies, information is gathered, stored and processed electronically. Each business must set up a system that allows it to manage its information properly, limiting and/or granting people access to specific data.
At IMS, our goal is to help your organization manage its electronic information throughout its entire lifecycle, regardless of its source and/or electronic format. We ensure that the information is properly stored and can be properly delivered through the desired channels.
Find out more about what we can do to help your company manage its information properly by accessing the Services page.
Latest Industry News
Exploring the Physical Security Information Management Market
Companies need effective physical security information management (PSIM) solutions in larger and larger numbers these days. It is estimated that the industry will grow to US$4 billion by 2024.
Government, defense, educational institutions and stadiums account for about 20% of the market share. Transportation and logistics companies need PSIM services as well, because they must secure their critical infrastructures.
The Big Problem with Big Content
Proper content management is only possible if companies implement the required technologies, thus making sure that all the acquired, created and/or retrieved information is accurate, useful and secure.
Big content (information overload) has forced companies to lock their data in huge silos of information, which can only be accessed by a limited number of individuals. There is a solution to this serious problem, though.
Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management
Software developers are constantly creating new applications and systems that help companies gain more value out of the large amounts of data that they are collecting and storing. Artificial intelligence and neural networks play a key role as well, using existing data to automate reporting, for example.
Businesses utilize cloud-based systems alongside on-premises solutions to achieve their specific goals faster. The Database Trends and Applications magazine has created a list of products that can save entrepreneurs time and money.
Did you know that...
About 80% of business information is still paper-based in most organizations, and 7.5% of all paper documents are lost?
Almost 70% of data strategies incorporate offers, messages and content?
Source: Information Management
Small Business Data Backup Tips
Are you familiar with the World Backup Day? It started to be celebrated back in 2011, and it highlights the importance of protecting your data. Often, people back up their files because they don't want to risk losing their precious digital memories, for example. However, businesses may lose a lot more (think money and customers' trust) in case that their data is lost.
Most computer users think that their data may be jeopardized because of a hard drive failure. It happens quite often, and several drive manufacturers have high annual failure rates. However, there are many other reasons why you should back up your data regularly. Think natural disasters, stolen devices, cyber attacks, ransomware infections, and so on.
Basic Network Security Tips
Many small business owners believe that their companies are too small to become targets for hackers. And yet, statistics paint a totally different picture. Symantec has recently published a report which highlights the fact that email-based malware has significantly impacted small and medium-sized businesses. About 1 in 100 employees open an infected email attachment, according to the report, and once these they are activated, most viruses are clever enough to spread over the entire network.
So, what are some basic, and yet effective network security tips? George Hardesty, CEO of Data Alliance, states that you should begin by educating your employees. According to him, human error is one of the biggest cyber security threats.
How to Prevent Malware Infections
The Internet has become a key part of our lives, and most businesses wouldn't be able to function properly without being connected to the online world. And yet, the Internet is also the main gate through which malware is being delivered to our devices on a daily basis. Here's what you can do to keep your computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones free from malware infections.
Install an antivirus application. While some people rely on free applications to protect their devices, business owners don't have this luxury, because their data is much more precious. So, choose one of the best rated antiviruses, even if it will cost you a bit more.
Best Content Management Software
People have always tried to find effective content management solutions. That's why libraries have been invented in the first place, isn't it? So, it is fair to say that content management solutions existed way before the World Wide Web was invented.
Content management systems are software applications which can help automate many of the tasks that are required to manage digital content in an effective manner. Content management systems, also known as CMS, will often provide multiuser support, for example, thus helping company employees create individual accounts, and then work separately or together to create and publish website pages, blog posts, landing pages, and so on.
Setting Up a Data Backup Strategy
Most small business owners are aware of the fact that their companies' key data needs to be replicated to an external drive or to a cloud-based service. And yet, it is estimated that about 20% of businesses suffer major disasters that lead to critical data loss every 5 years!
Often, this happens because entrepreneurs lack the needed skills and time that is required for complex data backup operations. Fortunately, this guide will make their lives easier by providing the essential information which needs to be considered when it comes to creating a successful data backup strategy.