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Introduction to Gartner's Information Capabilities Framework

Published: 06 June 2014

ID: G00263057

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer , Frank Buytendijk , Ted Friedman


The Gartner Information Capabilities Framework (ICF) describes an approach and guidelines for architecting a modern information infrastructure. Information architects should master this approach and make informed decisions, while information leaders should be familiar with the principles.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take Inventory of Common Capability Categories
    • Metadata Management
  • Determine the Semantic Styles of Your Information Use Cases
  • Use Capability Sets to Support Different Semantic Styles

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