The Information Management Associates Partnership
The information life cycle includes creation, evaluation, acquisition, organization, representation, control, dissemination, use, protection, and ultimate disposition of information—whatever the format or medium and whether of internal or external origins.
The goals of information management are getting the right information to the right person, at the right time, from the right source, in the right amount, in the right order, in the right form, in the right medium, with optimal accuracy, as quickly as possible—and at the lowest reasonable cost.
We make your information an asset, not a liability.
Our services include records management and archives needs assessment, policy and procedure development, reducing operational costs associated with information processing, records facilities design, privacy protection strategies, filing system design and revision, indexing projects, records preservation strategies (digital and paper), knowledge management initiatives, vital records protection, reduction of lost information problems, training in records management practices and compliance with ISO 15489, the world’s standard for records management programs.
IMA is wholly client focused.
We sell no software or hardware and are not affiliated with those that do.
We accept no finder’s fees. We subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Management Consultants and to the Code of Professional Responsibility of ARMA International.
Among our services are:
- Information and records management needs assessments
- Information management program development
- Information retention policy development
- Creation of organization-wide records retention schedules
- Cost and space reduction strategies
- Information storage facilities design
- Corporate library development
- Archives program development
- Knowledge management assessments
- Training, seminars
- System feasibility and cost-benefit studies
- Vital and/or archival records protection
- Development/review of ethical information policies/practices
- Development/revision of filing systems
- Information workflow analysis
- Staffing needs, budgeting
- Preservation needs assessment
- Outsourcing analyses
- Drafting of local-government legislation
- Proposal development for public-sector grants
- Development of policy and procedure manuals
- Commercial records center facility selection
- Space planning and asset tracking
- Records center s ales, marketing & advertising programs
- Facility and program auditing
- Business brokerage and due diligence issues
- Recruiting, testing, training and team development
As needed, we can develop proposals for vendor response. We can recruit vendors offering the kinds of product or services our clients need. As desired, we guide clients' review of proposals submitted.
Our consultants can create records and information management functions for an organization. We also evaluate existing programs and systems and offer recommendations for increased effectiveness and efficiency.
Doing business with IMA is easy: the client provides IMA with a list of work needed; we provede a letter-form contract for signature. It's that easy.
We use a team-based approach in which associates are chosen and coordinated by the president of IMA as sub-contractors to contribute expertise to a particular consulting project. Professional biographies of IMA’s consulting associates are available as is a review of our previous projects.For more information, please visit our primary affiliates consulting site at www.theimpros.com.