Classifying data allows organizations to quickly find data, regardless of where the data is stored. However, more than half of all data within organizations remains unclassified or untagged. This interesting information came to us from Digital Insurance in their article, “More than half of all data remains untagged and unclassified.”

This unfortunately indicates that companies have a limited to non-existent knowledge of their vast volumes of potentially business-critical data. This is a dangerous scenario and ripe for cyber crime.

Public cloud and mobile environments represent the weakest links in data security, according to a recent report. The majority of data across these types of environments most likely to be left unclassified and unprotected.

It is imperative that organizations strengthen their data security. It improves the visibility and findability of data, strengthens control and increases regulatory compliance.

At the end of the day, content needs to be findable and, that happens with a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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