I hear (and read) a fair amount on how Informatics (the subject) has revolutionised the way we do business.
In particular, how models of the application of information in organizations (zing!) have created more powerful business structures. This in turn, I’m led to believe, is what has led to rapid growth in various sectors of the trading economy (particularly the mid-late 90’s).
Ok so I’ll be the first to bite and say I don’t know whether all of this is a real crock. I mean I realize that structuring the way data is collected and how information is both processed and interpreted (particularly in accounts) can be vital to the health of a business.
But from what I’ve read it talks about how Informatics will be a leading light (or dawn, if you will) into the 21st century.
Apparently the study of information (and how it’s created, structured, processed, stored and retrieved) is going to make the biggest impact (or already has, according to some) in the future of how business is run.
I don’t have the associated background, so maybe I’m missing something.
I always thought that informatics was basically computer science. Perhaps that definition has changed to something more generic i.e. how information moves around a system.
So in my view it has nothing to do with how well a business would organize and utilize information.
If anyone who is more well rounded in this subject matter than me could explain how it is that Informatics in general is making such an impact in the future of business/market management I for one would really appreciate it.
So to recap, enlighten me.