At the beginning of the third millennium we are assisting to the change in a new era, characterized by radical mutations, referring for example to the transmutation of the industrial society to the post-industrial information-society.
Nowadays,information belong to the most important part of each enterprise and can be considered as an irreplaceable factor of production. Many enterprises buy their data for a high price ( see the paradigm of the “Corporate Information Factory” from Bill Inmon) and convert them afterwards into “information”.
Subtle process engineering is practiced to enhance the value of information. The outcome of this is the “knowledge” , that is necessary to take the right strategy-relevant decisions and to minimize the incertitude.
As Claude Shannon has already recognized, “information” reduce the uncertainty and so, each company needs “information” at all times. Companies have to deal with continuously changing market conditions.
Consequently they need more and more cognitions to avoid the risk of bad investments. In the era of the information economy, Information Technology (IT) is not considered anymore as a simple technological support to automate the business process, but nowadays, advanced companies define it as a fundamental requirement to be competitive and to become the market leader and their sector.
So the system of information is not considered anymore as a simple mix of different procedures, software, hardware and numerous infrastructures that are charged to the cost account. The new approach, puts the “information system” on the par with the nervous system of the creatures.
Similar to the nervous system, the „information system“ perceives all important impulses from its environment and transmits them to the instruction center, where they are recognized and elaborated causing an appropriate reaction. It‘s always the nervous system that immediately transmits this reaction to the organism with the correspodent instructions.
A corrispondent reaction of the organism, is the outcome of this. The destiny and the survival of the numerous organisms depend on the efficiency and the force of the nervous system. At the same time, the destiny of the operational „information system“ of a modern company, depends on it to be competitive and survivable on the markets.
With the globalization, the dependence and the interaction between the “operational nervous system” and its environment grows exponentially, building a very complex standard network. This value can’t be considered as a “chain” or a “draw plate” anymore, but rather as a “net” or a “cube”, whereas the unit labors are allocated all over the world.
Once, the decentralization was only a privilege for the big multinational companies, but nowadays the decentralization has become reality for the small and middle-scale enterprises, too. In this context, the “information system” is extending more and more, exceeding borderlines and continents, performing the irreplaceable task of regarding the operating process in the different branch offices, fields, areas and sectors, cultures and different tax laws.
The Allinweb consultants firmly believe in the new function of “information”, penetrating in the most modern companies. With their business partners they discuss enthusiastically about business intelligence, data warehouse, knowledge management und extended supply chain.
The customer consulting don’t only restrict to the excellent technological consulting regarding the platforms SAP, ORACLE, etc….
According with the internal IT- division of the company, it’s possible to analyze their operating processes, elaborating productivity aiding measures. That fit squarely into a global vision and it fulfills the expectations of the investors, too.