As fast as technology is changing and morphing, I suspect that in twenty years we will look back on today as “the good ole’ days”. When it comes to data (or as it is affectionately referred to now, big data), organizations are still having difficulty assessing the value of what they have, because they have so much. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Enhancing Big Data’s ROI.”

Agility in this digital age is not a bonus; it is a requirement for being successful. Handling big data without analytics is the opposite of agile. Analytics is the crux of employing data to optimize decision making.

Taxonomies can help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.