I am looking at this from an EDMS perspective.  What is the value of having
structured data, i.e. reduction in number of copies, more responsive,
immediate access to required information, version control, etc.  and
conversely, what are the detriments to having unstructured information.
Thank you Marc.

John A. Gervais
Program Manager
Business Development and Strategic Planning Division,
Information Management Directorate,
Finance and Administration Branch,
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency,
16th Floor, Albion Tower, 25 Nicolas Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0L5

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From: Fresko Marc [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: September 3, 2002 10:07 AM
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Subject: Re: Structured vs. Unstructured Information

> Electronic record keeping and
> mainframe applications are a good example of structured
> information, with
> hard drives/network drives, shared group directories, e-mail
> messages and
> removable media being a good example of unstructured
> information.  T


We generally view e-mails, images, textual documents and so on being
unstructured information, regardless of whether or not they are stored in an
electronic records management system, and regardless of the storage media
(e.g. removable or fixed)....   Is this a transatlantic difference?

Marc Fresko
EDM & ERM Consulting Services Director
Cornwell Management Consultants plc
Home Barn Court, The Street
Effingham, Surrey
KT24 5LG
United Kingdom

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