August 23, 2010 – One result of the Internet’s rapid growth has been a huge increase in the amount of information generated and shared by organizations in almost every industry and sector. A side effect of that is the huge amount of unstructured data produced and unmanaged.

Information Magazine talks about this problem in their article, “The Problem with Unstructured Data.” The information explosion has consumed huge amounts of expensive and valuable resources, both human and technical. These demands have created a huge and mostly unmet need for tools that can be used to manage unstructured data.

One of the basic needs for data, both structured and unstructured, is to be searchable. Unfortunately, weak taxonomies and non-standard methods can make a difficult situation even worse.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.