Data analytics sounds like something done in a bank of computers or in a room full of statisticians, but gathering and analyzing data happens everywhere, every day. U.S. News and World Report brought this topic to our attention in their article, “What Data Analysis Is and the Skills Needed to Succeed.”

When you gather information, organize it and draw conclusions and insights, then you can make better decisions, improve operations, fine-tune technology, etc. How many of you do this in your day to day job but never consider yourself a data analyst?

The importance of data and data analysis is something which cannot be overlooked in our modern society. The wide variety of decisions we make on a daily basis are mostly driven by emotions, primate instinct and intrinsic biases, something which can lead to poor decision-making and a failure to achieve the goals we wish to achieve. Data analysis includes evaluating and recapping information, and it can help us understand patterns and trends. Who doesn’t want that?

In the world of information management, emerging technologies continue to evolve and be used in a variety of applications. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, developing your taxonomies and making your information findable. 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 Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.