Get Next-Level Accessibility with the Best Information Management Solutions
Information accessibility refers to how easily and equally information assets are available to all participants in a project. Accessibility is influenced by a range of co-factors, including speed and connectivity. In heavily paper-reliant industries like construction, while hard copies are crucial for in-person collaboration, they can also alienate remote stakeholders and cause delays in the dissemination of updated data. Many industries have increased the so-called neutrality of information by making assets available through ICT systems, but these can also present accessibility issues. In government, for example, a significant amount of time is spent converting documents between different formats, depending on the favoured file type of the agency to which they are being sent.
With the support of a professional information management partner, many accessibility concerns are alleviated. By creating a “single point of truth” that doesn’t rely on a single stakeholder’s in-house archiving or ICT capability, information assets can be made accessible to all authorised parties on demand, increasing transparency and efficiency. Multiple copies of the same hard copy documents can be delivered swiftly to different locations for more effective collaboration. Electronic files can also be directly requested from the information management provider in any format, eliminating the need for time-consuming conversions.
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