IntroductionThere is no doubt the dynamics of the information marketplace are robust. Everyday, businesses not only generate a plethora of information, but also continuously receive it. Be it through scanned documents, desktop word-processing, e-mail, voice files, video files, incoming mail, etc., a given company’s information infrastructure is steadily bearing a heavier load. The agents most directly involved in causing this increase are internal and external forces—users and clients—which consistently demand quick access to relevant information. How to successfully manage this demand is the challenge Information Component Management is designed to meet.