Among the many metadata management tools on the market today, configuration management databases (CMDBs) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) repositories are some of the most familiar. These tools enable the automation of collecting and disseminating policy-related metadata, with the goal of automating policy enforcement. This is an important part of the automated governance critical to achieving business agility. Sys-Con Media brought this news to our attention in their article, “ITinvolve: Driving Business Agility with Metadata Management and Curation.”  Tools like these haven’t always been up to par because they inadequately address the need to support policies that apply primarily to human behavior.

However, there are tools available that support human collaboration and communication. Such tools include platforms like Microsoft SharePoint.

SharePoint users can take full advantage of their metadata through auto-classification, enterprise taxonomy management, entity extraction, and search enhancements. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony suite of content enrichment and thesaurus management tools can be fully integrated with Microsoft SharePoint.

Melody K. Smith

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