Management of information can be viewed as a planned process, starting from the gathering of information to their utilization in order to support decision making at all levels of organization. But unfortunately, the flow of information, in fact, has not been planned and managed well enough to be used as decision making support.
This was conveyed by the Head of Regional Development Planning Board of Yogyakarta Special Province, Prof. Ir. Achmad Djunaedi, M.U.P, Ph.D., in the CIO's 2011 National Seminar entitled Strategy of the Public Information Disclosure Policy for E-Government. According to Prof. Achmad, the flow of information has not been well-planned because there is much information which is used merely to support the making of routine reports. If there is any decision, some decision making is lacking of data support, full, accurate, and up to date information. "The information is not well-integrated, indication of 'sectoral ego' is visibly owned by individuals, not collectively, even the format is not compatible with each other, not referring to each other," he said at UC UGM on Thursday (29/9).
In the view of the lecturer of Faculty of Engineering, various information contents have not been a priority. There is many cases that some web site content is not updated regularly. "The thing in concern is that the staff feels he is discarded when he is transferred to the information processing," he said.
Instead, this is because there are no top-level officials who became the coordinator/general manager of information affairs. Acting information/data managers are interpreted only in each unit of work, thus if nothing is generally coordinating it. "Whereas in some developed countries there are GCIO positions, Government Chief Information Officer," he added.
In addition, ideally the GCIO should be able to coordinate the PPID of each work unit and utilization of information technology to support information as well as to conform the information policy and IT to the organizational development policies.
Also attending and presenting their ideas in the seminars were Prof. Dr. Ing. Kalamullah Amri, M. Eng, Technology Expert Staff of Ministry of Communication and Information, Drs. Ismail Cawidu, M. Si, Secretary of Directorate General of Information and Public Affairs, Aizirman Djusan, M.Sc.Econ, Head of R & D HR, and Ir. Lukito Edi Nugroho, M.Sc., Ph.D., Chairman of UGM Department of Electrical Engineering for IT.