This book is about the management of information and its focus to people empowered to make decisions. It provides managers and students of information with the resources to understand and start to deploy Information Retrieval systems throughout their organisation. The book provides managers and students of Information Retrieval at all levels with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively to the enormous developments in new technologies. Key Features include: Written by an expert practitioner in the field; Helps to summarise and explain the basic issues; Covers both benefits and challenges likely to be encountered in implementing an Information Retrieval system; Draws on the author's wide-ranging practical experience of strategy development and project management in technology in the information retrieval field; and provides both a theoretical grounding and practical approaches to real-world problems in the use of Decision Intelligence. It is aimed at staff at all managerial and supervisory levels in private and public sector organisations. Contents include: Understanding the individual - how technology elicits and processes information about people; The Digital You - creating automated agents that act in accordance with and on behalf of the individual; AI technologies - simple explanatory overview of how they work, and some limitations; The sea of data - the nature of information, its explosive growth and how it threatens to overwhelm us; Extracting the meaning of information; Decision intelligence applications - how we maximise use of this technology on data for people; Practical applications - examples of the technology in use, the limits of human decision making, where people become inefficient and require automated assistance; The limits of automated decision making - where technology currently becomes ineffective; and the future of decision intelligence technology, short and long term developments.