Shari would like to thank Greg Todd, senior executive, Accenture Information Management Services, for his contribution to this month's column.

Managers say they spend too much time searching for information that often has no value. They feel bombarded by the sheer amount of information, much of it redundant or outdated. These were among the findings revealed in an Accenture survey of middle managers at U.S and UK companies on the topic of information management.  Fifty-nine percent of respondents said that as a consequence of poor information distribution, they miss valuable information on a daily basis because they know it exists but just can't find it.1

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