E-discovery is a huge part of search technology. Increasingly, e-discovery demands involve other electronic information disciplines, like records management, cyber security, and corporate compliance. This interesting perspective came from CMSWire in their post, “E-Discovery Trends for 2014.”

Looking forward, the trends identified include continuing convergence of disciplines where information technology cannot be kept separate from recordkeeping and enterprise management. Collaboration is key.

There are other topics identified in the article, and you can read those yourself, but I thought it was prudent to point out #5 – growing embrace of big data technologies. Everyone talks about big data. We talk about big data. Much has been made about how it now permeates virtually every facet of our lives. There must be some analytics around managing all this data.

We do know that findability in any size of data is maximized 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 Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.