Knowledge is power, that is no secret. In the legal services world, nothing could be truer.  According to Ted Tjaden, national director of knowledge management at McMillan LLP and author of “The Seven Faces of Legal Knowledge Management”, there is a method to knowing what to know and why.

This interesting bit of information was found on Lawyer’s Weekly in their article, “Knowledge management know-how.” Topping the list, not surprisingly, is document/records management. In the age of paperless, everyone thought they were being green and saving not only trees, but money by using electronic storage vs. physical. Ironically, the cost of storing information is escalating. So it is time to make every byte count by cutting down on data duplication.

Machine assisted indexing is a great feature in any document management system and it helps to reduce redundancy, but it is very important to choose a product that makes your content findable – easily and with thoroughness. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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