Between the metadata scandal with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the latest computer virus, phishing scam, or cyber warfare theory, online data is in more and more danger. Organizations are weary and consumers are fearful. This pervasive distrust can result in startling financial ruin. Information Age brought this information to our attention in their article, “The true cost of metadata.”

Data is critical to any organization. Companies that operate under a risk management program identify the high-risk areas within their activity and take steps to maintain adequate records to mitigate those risks. Unfortunately, not all organizations have risk managers assisting them.

Information management for any type of business is critical. One key way to ensure success is through a solid taxonomy, based on standards, built by someone with years of experience in the field.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.