How important is search to you? Search is important, but is it a key component in information governance? These and other questions were posed in a SharePoint metadata survey conducted by Concept Searching. Image and Data Manager brought this topic to our attention in their article, “How much does search effect good governance?”

Almost 400 organizations participated in the survey. The survey questions were focused on how or if organizations were using metadata to drive applications such as search and records management. Applications such as records management, and even collaboration and text analytics ranked slightly ahead of enterprise search, according to the results.

Metadata has become very valuable in digital asset management because of the value it adds to the cataloging, searching, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets. This requires a solid standards-based taxonomy to index data against. 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.