Documents can represent and store a great deal of the intellectual assets of a company. They include paper journals and notebooks and the contents of the organisation’s files, as well as digital assets.
Documents often hold the ideas, structures, strategies and processes that encapsulate the knowledge in a company. Documents can describe inventions, technology and operations and can include legal agreements such as contracts. The information contained within documents may remain protected as confidential information, copyright works or trade secrets.
Intellectual Asset Management is strategising about how you convert the knowledge in your documents to valuable and tangible products and services.