NetIKX aims to:
We do this through our seminars and via this web site
NetIKX is an independent Community of Interest. Our principal arena is the management of information and knowledge as resources (and/or assets) in order to provide benefit and value within any organisation whether large, medium or small, operating in the private, public or voluntary sectors.
Our focus is on the practical issues of managing knowledge and information in the workplace and the relationship and space that exists between Information Management and Knowledge Management.
To enable this vision, NetIKX has established a programme framework that we propose to use in planning, developing and presenting open forums, seminars and workshops during the next three years.
Three separate perspectives are defined, and five overall themes are suggested, which may evolve in due course as new understanding and ideas emerge.
The elements of the framework are drawn from general knowledge and experience of the present and past Management Committee members, feedback received from NetIKX members at previous meetings, and a discussion at the November 2009 seminar, when preliminary ideas were first presented and reviewed.
We will seek, each year, to present events that will have a balance of the following three perspectives:
Drawing on the three perspectives defined above, individual events will be designed to address subjects within the following five overall
A. Managing information and knowledge assets and resources
An effective IRM, IM and KM programme relies on a sound foundation. This includes understanding what the organisation already has in place, how this relates to the overall organisation’s needs and those of the individuals within it, and what competencies those individual need to have. An effective IRM, IM and KM programme will also address how to promote itself effectively within the organisation, and how to ensure that it continues to develop so that the organisation is as well placed as possible for optimum success.
B. Developing and exploiting information and knowledge assets and resources
There are many ways to develop and exploit information and knowledge assets and resources. These include on the one hand addressing how people collaborate, learn from each other and use the assets available to them, and on the other, optimizing the way the assets themselves are sourced and managed.
C. Ensuring business value and cost effectiveness throughout
Techniques for ensuring the business value and cost effectiveness of IRM, IM and KM include definition of anticipated benefits, measurement of risks, application of audits, mapping of assets to business process maps, developing / managing registers, embedding IRM, IM and KM in the organisation, and governance.
D. Protecting information and knowledge assets and resources
Protection of assets and resources is dependent on assurance and security, authentication and validation.
E. Harnessing the web for information and knowledge exchange
The web provides enormous opportunities as well as challenges for our own use as individual IRM, IM and KM professionals, as well as in our roles as evaluators and providers of resources to our employing organizations and individual customers who will display a wide range of enthusiasm and expertise in their use of the web.