Purchasing isn’t easy in any business. For information technology professionals, what with the endless variations of the same product and dissimilar ways to describe the products, it can be a real challenge.

Channel Insider brought this news to our attention in their article, “Time to Tear Down the IT Tower of Babel in the Channel.” Technopedia is a catalog of more than 450,000 hardware and software products that is based on a common set of IT terms. This can be a huge benefit to organizations that want to simplify the purchasing process, but also manage assets. Normalizing the taxonomy surrounding IT products and technologies substantially reduces the time until a decision is made.

Who doesn’t desire expediency? Seriously, who?

Melody K. Smith

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