information asset listing

what classes as an information asset above and beyond corporate information systems used by a organisations department? We need to do some mapping of business functions to assets which is easy enough for applications, but it would be what else would fall under the banner of information assets, e.g. shared drive on file server etc.
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You're thinking more in the sense of where that information may reside. Information assets are more based on information and of itself. For example: projects, strategies, trade secrets, intellectual property, training materials, and customer lists are all information assets.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Here is one listing which is also mentioned by the expert. Actually you may want to check out this attachment of information asset inventory which can be handy. Example of Generic Processes and possible Information Asset                                                      

  1. Core Business Processes - Production data                                                       
  2. Budget Process - Budget Document, Invoices.                                                      
  3. HR - CV, Salary letters, references, personal sensitive information, disciplinary information, pension information, starter mover joiner process.                                                      
  4. Resource Management - Skills matrix, appraisals, training details i.e. records.
  5. Business Continuity - BCP & DR Plans, BIA.                              
  6. Risk Management - Risk Registers, Risk & Issues Logs.                                                      
  7. Audit - SAS70 reports, any internal or external audit reports.                                                      
  8. Compliance - Incident reports, money laundering reports, data protection information, all policies.      
  9. Contracts - Service agreements, Service definitions, contracts, SCRs, NDAs.                                                      
  10. Sales Collateral - Pricing information, RFIs, RFPs, presales leads (pipeline).                                                      
  11. Reporting/Management Information/MIS - Quality, Production, Sales definitions.                                                      
  12. Change management      - All project or related documentation.                                                      
  13. Project Management - Project status reporting, customer reporting, internal project documents/specs.      

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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
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