Most organizations today face challenges as they accumulate volumes of data on premises and in the cloud. How do they begin to locate what’s valuable, sensitive, or relevant when the time comes, and in an expedited manner? Technology is almost always a good investment for organizations, especially if they are looking to justify information technology modernization. 

The mission of efficient and effective organizations, and even government agencies, is supported by data strategies and business intelligence priorities. Big data and analytics can be key technologies in support of those programs. A business that wants to keep its customers and maintain its market share invests in technology to keep up with its competition.

Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search and more importantly, findability process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. 

Indexing data against a strong thesaurus or taxonomy makes finding data easier and the information more relevant. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing.

Organizing content with a standards-based taxonomy allows you to connect, relate and classify your data – regardless of the topic. 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.

There are applications for the science of taxonomy in all areas of business. The important thing to remember is a strong standards-based taxonomy is one with true integrity.

Ensuring that data is findable across different sources is one of the biggest challenges for enterprise teams today. Without strong taxonomies and standardized methods to manage your data, a difficult situation can get worse. Choose the right product and professionals to provide taxonomy services and help you manage your content.

Melody K. Smith

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