August 2, 2010 – Folio online magazine carried an article, “The Rise of the Web CMS” in which they discuss the evolution of content management systems as well as what they offer, and don’t offer. It is an interesting read, but it seems that as excited as users get about “one-stop” shopping for all their needs, they don’t always realize the shortcuts are quite often just that, shortcuts.

With content management system vendors providing taxonomy functionality, users have become tempted to consolidate and eliminate a very worthy part of their document management process. When building a taxonomy or ontology, you want that model to be available across the enterprise and not tied to one single program. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony software has open APIs and web services calls so that it can be used with all the software options across an enterprise. All of the software is written in Java and uses native XML, TCP/IP and Unicode. This means it is platform independent and supports all languages. Access Innovations is one of very few companies who can help clients generate ANSI-compliant taxonomies. They focus on making information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.