TL;DR: The Amsterdam framework for information management provides a mapping of the relationships between organization and information.
The Amsterdam Framework for Information Management was created at the University of Amsterdam in 1997 to provide a high-level view of the entire scope of information management. It can be used as a tool for positioning and interrelating information management functions, specifically for business-IT alignment, sourcing, and IT governance. The framework can be applied to analyze organization and responsibilities, and can support strategic discussions in three different ways: descriptive, specification, and prescriptive.
The framework distinguishes three domains of governance on the horizontal axis: business, information and communication, and technology. The vertical axis describes the three levels of governance: strategy, structure, and operations. The framework offers a map of the entire information management domain and can be used for positioning specific information management processes in the organization, reorganizing the information management organization, and identifying gaps in an organization’s information management.
This model can help in understanding the complex world of business and IT, and more specific, to understand the role of information management.