Search, social computing and metadata taxonomy all work to help your users find content as fast as possible and with ease. But this doesn’t just happen; it takes time and effort to make any enterprise content management system successful. This seems to be a problem for leadership to understand when it comes to dedicating time and resources. Unfortunately, the end costs could be far greater if they don’t plan appropriately.

Information Management brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Adaptive Change Management in Collaboration.” Considering project management came from engineering, you would think it would be basic.

The case for taxonomy is one we will always take up. Metadata is tied to everything in your CMS. Every artifact has inherent metadata, inherited data, and assigned data, whether automated or manual. Without a taxonomy to index this data, there are no smooth flows through a decision tree and valuable business intelligence is lost. Building a solid taxonomy requires experience and standards – both of which Access Innovations has in spades. Access Innovations’ solutions are ANSI compliant and implement state-of-the-art technology to speed tagging and reduce errors.

Melody K. Smith       

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