They Call it Information Management

Prowse, John
April 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p43
Trade Publication
This article provides information on information management. Information Management is the collective term for an industry that is big business in Great Britain, Europe and North America, and is likely to continue to grow at a surprising rate. Service providers in Great Britain conservatively number 500 in a business sector with an annual spend of 350 million pounds. Some providers offer specialist services, while others offer a full range including storage of data and other materials, including computers and furniture in a private space area. Storage of files in file boxes or on file-racking and storage of a range of other media including tubes, maps, engineer's drawings, core samples and seismic records. All of these are supported by a range of services which include emergency deliveries within one to two hours. Retrievals and deliveries, fax back of single pages or whole documents, and scanning/imaging.


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