In business, a process is totally dependent on its information. It is illogical to re-engineer a process if the information can be re-engineered to better result. Until the advent of Informational Management (IaM), this had not been possible.


The result of IaM provides a major improvement in benefits over traditional business process re-engineering. IaM provides the unique tools required to address this significant re-engineering breakthrough. In practice, significant improvement can be made to productivity and profitability if processes are designed to suit the information that spawned and nurtures them rather than designing information systems around existing processes.


IaM was developed to cover all the ways in which information is commonly used, including intelligence, knowledge and strategy. It enables simplified approaches for all types of architectures and any associated infrastructures and standards. Critically, it also provides the ability to connect informational and financial management in a manner that provides simple achievement of a positive return on investment.


In IaM we also introduce Informational Accounting – similar to Financial Accounting – and the means to link the two definitively. Finally, we can calculate the value of any information systems.
In the future, Chartered Informational Accountants will be as important as Chartered Financial Accountants, to manage the ‘know’ of information.


Over the coming months we will be organising seminars to provide more detail on these concepts and their practical application, and we will also be available to respond to any request for more detail as they arise. Feel free to contact us at any time.

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Russell Swanborough

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Russell Swanborough is acknowledged as an international expert on the subject of information management. He is a founder of the Science of Informational Management (ScIAM). He has worked at an executive level in management consulting since 1988. His speciality is the management of intelligence (incoming information), knowledge (get-at-able information) and strategy (outgoing influences). He specialises in improving corporate performance and R.O.I. based on enhanced internal and external informationals, with particular focus on e-commerce, Enterprise Governance, Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Performance Management Systems (PMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Re-engineering and Optimisation.


Professional experience includes IBM (10 years), other I/T companies (4 years), telecommunications companies (3 years) and management consultancies (30+ years). During this time he has worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at both IBM and as a co-founder of a major IT company and as a director of international management consultancies. His identification of informational literacy – rather than technological literacy – as the true solution to effective corporate performance led him away from I/T and more into the study of information. His uniquely developed ‘Science of Informational Management’ approach to this subject has been successfully delivered and proven through various organisations internationally. ScIAM provides the world’s first ‘know-charts’, these are information management tools that are designed to integrate with traditional ‘flow charts’ and other flow-based tools to provide a complete information picture and to strengthen strategy formulation.


Russell’s career has included extensive experience in assisting companies with such issues as business intelligence, knowledge management and process optimisation. He has managed many business process re-engineering initiatives in countries around the world and he has consulted in successful information application in clients internationally and across a wide range of industries. He is an accomplished lecturer and presenter and is often invited to talk at major conferences.


Industries in which Russell has worked include Transport, Petrochemical, Banking, Financial, Mining, Refining, Retail, Government and many other sectors. Besides his professional career, Russell lectures at graduate, post-graduate and business-school levels at academic institutions and other organisations. He is committed to uplifting those who wish to gain essential experience.

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