October 28, 2010 – Lack of standards, applications built without considering data sharing, and a lack of a metadata warehouse all make data integration difficult. What can make it easy, or, at the very least, easier?  According to Ted Friedman, vice president at Gartner and member of the research firm’s information architecture team, the five keys to making data integration both successful and easier are Standardization, Diversification, Unification, Leveraging data-integration technology to its fullest, and Governance. No one here is surprised that standardization made the top.

This news was brought to our attention by IT Business Edge in their article titled, “Making Data Integration Easier.” Of course, we’re all about standards when it comes to data integration. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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