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Resetting the compass for the business information landscape

Hall, H and Burke, ME 1998, 'Resetting the compass for the business information landscape' , Business Information Review, 15 , pp. 22-26.

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Abstract

The compilation of a new textbook on business information sources (Navigating business information sources: a practical guide for information managers, Library Association, 1998) provided the authors with an opportunity to consider and review developments in business information, including the current and possible future issues of importance to those involved in its provision. Considers the context in which business organizations are operating at the close of the twentieth century, including technical advances and deregulation combined with increased trade freedom in much of the world. Companies can now take advantage of the sophisticated global information technology infrastructures, such as the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) for the movement of resources such as capital and information. Notes the transition from print to electronic media as the dominant format for information storage and retrieval and the convergence of previously separate media, such as text graphics and sound into multimedia resources such as: Reuters Equity Focus and Bloomberg Financial Markets. End-users now have a wide range of information tools and business information managers must prove the worth of their services in providing information that can lead to better decision-making and exploitation of new business opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Journal or Publication Title: Business Information Review
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 02663821
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2009 12:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1857

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