Many businesses work hard at developing and implementing records and information management strategies. However, if you dig a little deeper into those “strategies”, you may find a lack of management. Many confuse the terms data management and storage. Tucking away all your data somewhere safe is not the definition for data management. CMS Wire brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Businesses Should Manage Records – Not ‘Keep Everything.’

Resolving the issues of data storage and even costs is one thing, but when you are dealing with metadata and processes, it seems like standards should be utilized to ensure findability and security. The key here is consistency, and what provides consistency? Standards. 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.