Salisbury, Alan B. Learning Tree International, Reston, Virginia.
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The functions associated with managing the information assets of an enterprise, typically a business, company, or organization. Many companies are taking the view that information (see illustration) is an asset of the enterprise in much the same way that a company's financial resources, capital equipment, and real estate are assets. Properly employed, assets create additional value with a measurable return on investment. Forward-looking companies carry this view a step further, considering information as a strategic asset that can be leveraged into a competitive advantage in the markets served by the company.
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