Information Management

U Texas School of Information Partners with Iron Mountain on Information Management

The University of Texas School of Information has partnered with storage and information management company Iron Mountain in an effort to bridge the worlds of study and practice in the field of information management.

Information management involves collecting data from multiple sources and managing it in a way that makes it accessible to people who need it. Digital technology has resulted in a massive increase in the volume of data and information available and has created challenges for organizations that need to access and use that information.

"The management of information is now of strategic importance to all organizations," said Andrew Dillon, dean of the University of Texas School of Information, in a prepared statement. "As technology has evolved, new challenges and practices have emerged which require a deep understanding of human engagement with information resources to tackle appropriately."

The partnership between the School of Information and Iron Mountain will aim to "bridge the worlds of scholarship and practice in information management and to enhance the professional preparation of future information managers," said Dillon. To support that bridge, Iron Mountain will collaborate with the school on thought-leadership events, contribute to the university's curriculum and engage with alumni, professors and students, according to information from the company.

The first collaborative event of the partnership will be a half-day session called "A Two-Gun Texas Roundup on Big Data Analytics," taking place on February 24, 2015 at the AT&T Conference Center at the university's Austin campus. The event will focus on big data analytics and data visualization, with panel discussions and speakers from the School of Information, Iron Mountain and other organizations.

Further information about the event can be found on Iron Mountain's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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