The Amsterdam Information management Model (AIM) provides a mapping of the relationships between organization and information.
The Amsterdam Information management Model is owned by the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Its custodians are the Program for Research in Information Management (also known as Primavera).
AIM was developed at the University of Amsterdam (paper: Abcouwer, A.W., Maes, R. Truijens, J. (1997), ‘Contouren voor een generiek model voor informatie-management’, Tijdschrift Informatie en Management.). It can be used as a tool for positioning and interrelating information management functions. It can be applied to the areas of business-IT alignment and sourcing, and can be of use when considering IT governance. It offers a high level view of the entire scope of information management; its main application is in the analysis of organization and responsibilities.
AIM can be used to support strategic discussions in three different ways, as shown in the diagram below.
AIM, originally known as “het negenvlak” (the nine square framework or nine-square) connects the two dimensions of management and information as the central components for Information Management. The dotted line demarks the scope of Business-IT alignment.
The framework was developed for information managers, enterprise architects and IT architects.
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam, Program for Research in Information Management (Primavera).
Original paper: (Dutch)
Abcouwer, A.W., Maes, R. Truijens, J. (1997), ‘Contouren voor een generiek model voor informatie-management’, Tijdschrift Informatie en Management.
The model was further enhanced by Maes in the period from 1999 to 2003 in a series of working papers: (English)
Maes, R. (1999) A Generic Framework for Information Management, Primavera workingpaper series 1999-03.
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