Unstructured data is becoming more prevalent, and few organizations aren’t struggling with how to handle this growing problem. Microsoft’s SharePoint document repository was designed to provide content collaboration and version control, but unfortunately, as the number of users increases, so does the amount of data that is stored in SharePoint.

So what is the solution to the SharePoint storage problem?

Network Computing brought this news to our attention in their article, “Is Storage A SharePoint Killer?” A different approach seems to be in order. Instead of viewing SharePoint as an intranet, it should be considered more as a database system and less of a file system.

Access Innovations’ Data Harmony suite of content enrichment and thesaurus management tools can be fully integrated with Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Data Harmony fills semantic gaps in SharePoint to help users take full advantage of their metadata through auto-classification, enterprise taxonomy management, entity extraction, and search enhancements. The end result is information assets that are more searchable and more accessible.

Melody K. Smith

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