The growth throughout 2020 has set the stage for open source adoption to continue to grow throughout the remainder of this year. As cloud services continue to become part of our normal business operations and digital transformation is still the goal, many organizations are meeting barriers blockading the adoption of open source head on. Information Age brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Predicting the future of the cloud and open source.”

Security continues to be a huge concern for open source technology. The COVID-19 pandemic drove the use and adoption of the technology, but was it too fast to meet immediate needs?

Other emerging digital technologies designed to make content discoverable continue to flourish. Metadata makes digital content findable. However, findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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