Most companies are worried that their existing data storage and backup plans will not provide the protection they know they need. Many organizations’ vital business data is being generated and stored on various devices, even individual employees’ personal thumb drives. Most of these devices have little to no backup process in place. IT Business Net brought this news to our attention in their article, “Saving Today for Tomorrow.”

It is important to know the value of your data and realize that protecting it is paramount to the continued health of the business itself. It is also important to note that storing data is important, but having access to it is equally important. What is the point of a secure data storage plan if locating that data in an easy and, most importantly, a timely manner is impossible?

Access to data is important. It can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. 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 thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.