The Strategic Information Management Lab (SIMLab@UniSA) is a part of the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC), which was formed to act as a University-wide focus for research in the areas of computer science, software engineering, and information systems. The Centre is a core component of the University's research strategy in communications and information technology and is one of the University of South Australia's designated research areas. Furthermore, the SIM Lab is also a key member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), researching Information Quality Management issues in large Engineering Asset Management organisations. Among others, our partners include large Defence, water utility and transport organisations.
The ACRC is currently undergoing a period of significant expansion, with its participation in two successful Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) bids in 2002, and other initiatives. Links and cooperations exist with other universities and research institutions in Australia as well as Austria, Canada, China, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and the USA.
Within this centre, the SIMLab@UniSA, School of Computer and Information Science, University of South Australia is a core component of the Universityâ€™s research strategy in communications and information technology. We believe that data and information management is critical to contemporary organisations.
Management of data and information has become a business philosophy, aligning policy, strategy, culture, information and technology to facilitate the ways information can benefit business. Thus, data and information management is not just a management activity, but also a strategic one delivering a competitive advantage.