In some ways the genre of government in relation to information technology is the same as every other business field. In some ways, they couldn’t be more different. One technology reporter muses on this pseudo-dichotomy and what he has learned from his years entrenched in government information technology.

We found this interesting information piece on Government Technology. The truths the reporter points out make us examine the world we work in and how things have or haven’t changed. While breaking the silos of individual shops, new paradigms and reducing costs while increasing efficiency are not new concepts, things like open source and semantic technology qualify.

My point is that while acknowledging the changes is important, recognizing the history and experience that comes with those changes is exponentially more important when selecting partners to manage your data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies with the years of experience that can help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.