Category > managing information

Order & structure in the midst of chaos and disaster

It’s always of interest to me to see ways in which data can be turned into information which can become knowledge. In cases of disaster zones or health scares, it is so important that real-time and geographically located data is captured, mapped and then re-used to aid decision-making. While many of us are aware of [...]

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“I’ve been loved before, so love me again”* – I’m loving the organisation!

Being a fan of recycling, reusing and saving money, I’m all for charity shops. However, my tendency for organisation means that I tend to feel a bit uncomfortable looking round the traditional clutter in many shops – just as I do at car boot sales and vintage shops. Things tend to be thrown together in [...]

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The irony of trying to connect to telecomms companies when (not) getting connected

Having recently moved house, and needing the home office to be connected, we were keen to arrange ahead of time the visit from the PlusNet engineer. As is often the case, this was not smooth sailing. All the assurances were there that the engineer was set to come in a 5 hour period between 1pm [...]

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Dropbox – helping you manage your information on the move

I have revolutionised my working life! My fellow Digital mentors at Cosmic have introduced me to Dropbox – perfect for those of you who work on the move, as a digital nomad. Dropbox is an application which allows you to host your files on its servers ‘out in the cloud’ with local copies downloaded onto [...]

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Weight not, want not

Here’s a great example of a company using the information you give it to customise its products to suit you better. I wanted to share this link with you primarily because I love the product, the company website and am impressed with how they are using information from their customers to personalise their product and [...]

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Talk: Ten Top Tips for Managing your Business Information Better

How often do you waste time trying to find that file ‘that was there somewhere’? Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that you have to deal with each week? Would you like to be able to find the right information in the right place at the right time? Join Fiona Wilson of [...]

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Dentists have their own flossify on sharing patient records…

‘Scuse the bad pun but something about this post needed to be lighthearted. The good news is that I have managed to get registered with an NHS dentist in Crewkerne.  However my joy was short-lived when I discovered that NHS dentists do not transfer patient records. I’m still trying to work out why this is [...]

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‘Have I got Information News for You!’ – Video

‘Have I got Information News for You!’  This is a 25 minute presentation which emmersons was asked to give to the Digital Entrepreneurs as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  It is an interactive introduction explaining the importance of good information management in helping to prevent business disasters.  The audience was mixed creative and digital businesses [...]

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Simple but effective!

I’d like to share one of my bugbears.  It’s something which annoys me because it seems so simple yet is something which has been totally overlooked by companies, organisations and technical people.  How often do you download a PDF  – perhaps an e-ticket for flights booked or your insurance documents – and the file appears [...]

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