The Boundary-free Enterprise (BfE) enables delivery and use of information within business processes on demand, anyplace, anytime – but not without significant challenges to managing information for use in business decisions.

Each of these seven important BfE trends (see Figure 1) presents a significant challenge with a requirement for managing information at its core.

Figure 1: Seven Trends and Challenges of Being Boundary-free

These seven key trends set the stage for the urgency building around the need to manage information in a way that addresses the Boundary-free Enterprise.

While the Boundary-free Enterprise liberates data resources for more effective and leveraged uses, ensuring its potential value will require meeting several significant challenges of the realigned work organization, and meeting those challenges will be more successful with the use of these five proven best practices:

  1. Commit to (Cloud) Data Management
  2. Manage the Organizational Issues
  3. Partner with a Data Management Provider
  4. Manage Both Control and Access
  5. Approach Data Management as Value Creation       

These five best practices lay a solid foundation for managing information in the Boundary-free Enterprise.
This blog originally appeared at Saugatuck Lens360.