Public cloud providers are becoming the norm in many organizations. The traditional corporate data centers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. As technology and functions move to cloud providers, are we losing important transparency? Forbes brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “I Want My Metadata: A Call For Greater Cloud Computing Transparency.”

A recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting with 275 information technology leaders revealed some concerns that important information like performance, configuration, and operations of each cloud workload isn’t made available to cloud users. The concern is whether financial or operational missteps happen due to missing or hidden metadata.

A strong document management system integrates records management so you are able to seamlessly comply with records retention guidelines. Any records management system requires a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generateISO/ANSI/NISOcompliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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