Organizations are facing the constant challenge of handling big data by looking beyond storage. They are seeking to understand how to analyze large data sets to consider the tags or labels that give the data context over time. This interesting topic was found on Tech Target in their article, “Metadata practices gaining momentum as companies tackle ‘big data’.”

If companies ignore metadata, they will be forfeiting the comprehensive insights that it can bring to the game. Metadata makes digital content findable.

However, findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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