Data is like gold. Gold that is alive and moving. Corporate-created data is emerging, growing and evolving at a rate of unparalleled proportions. Information Age brought this news to us in their article, “9 tactics for getting a firm grip on data.”

As the volume of data multiplies on a daily basis, organizations are clambering to learn as much value as they can from it. However, the first step is to properly manage data to keep a record of information they can use now and in the future.

Making sure your storage system is capable and implemented by someone with the correct experience, whether that is on staff or a third party, is a good first step.

Another key step is to get proactive about data recovery. Implement a data recovery plan before data loss occurs. Having a plan in place cuts down on response and emergency recovery time when an incident occurs.

Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable – making data findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.