Over the years, many curricula have been developed for various information and computing disciplines. However, the majority of these documents have concentrated on technologies and products - not on the concepts of data and information as a resource to be managed.

Emerging international law on acceptable information handling makes the case for better basic education in data resource management. The lack of attention to the information asset has been cited as one reason for a lack of understanding of the value of an organization's data to the overall performance of the company.

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