Woman Led Boutique Firm ,FireOak Strategies, Knows Information Management, Information Security and Knowledge Management.
On college and university campuses across the country you can be sure of one thing, there is a ton of information. That information in some eyes, is even more valuable than the information Equifax was trusted to hold onto. There’s personal information, medical information and of course academic information flowing through the veins of your campus’s network.
Abby Clobridge is the founder of the 100% woman owned FireOak Strategies. Clobridge is a pioneer in an industry that is seeing more and more women led companies.
On the knowledge management (KM) side, FireOak Strategies works with colleges and universities to get out of the siloed knowledge mentality and make the internal knowledge, from faculty, staff and students alike, a useful, useable and valuable resource. FireOak has the knowledge (see what we did there) and the technical expertise to support the full lifecycle of knowledge; Create, Capture, Secure, Describe Share, and Re-Use.
It’s the knowledge lifecycle that cohesively brings the entire company together. FireOak Strategies other areas of expertise are information management, which supports capture, secure, share and reuse, and information security. All of this knowledge and information flowing through the veins of your institution’s network needs world class protection, FireOak can provide that.
Unlike other higher ed tech consultancies, FireOak Strategies includes the key stakeholders within the higher ed institution in their four step approach; discovery, design, implementation and iteration. They’re definitely not a one and done company.
We are all aware of the siloed knowledge conundrum. Clobridge also sees a knowledge bottleneck, especially across large organizations like colleges and universities. So many times faculty, staff and students are relying on knowledge and resources outside of campus that can prove to be costly. You would be surprised how many times a college student researches something, spends money buying a book and having it shipped, just to find out a professor on their same campus is the author. The same is true for faculty and administration.
By Having a knowledge management approach that encompasses the KM life cycle, colleges and universities can become more efficient, and more collaborative.
Chat with Clobridge and the FireOak Strategies team in the Startup Alley at EDUCAUSE in Philadelphia, November 1-3rd and find them online at FireOakstrategies.com