Information and “digital disruption” have changed the way business is done. But how that information is organized is key to being able to find critical information in a timely manner. Taxonomies are the backbone of digital information management. But implementing a taxonomy properly takes time, hard work, and patience.
The reality is that information management is no longer just about insulated concepts like Enterprise Content Management (ECM) or Knowledge Management (KM) systems. It’s multi-dimensional. It’s about business intelligence and analytics. It’s about using information for insights and engagement, but also to protect as an asset, to manage as a risk. These attributes provide the framework for all of IG, and enterprise taxonomy lays the groundwork for all of it.
The explosion of data often leads to fragmentation and data silos. For example, one line of business may refer to an account number while another refers to a social security number, and yet a third refers to a tax ID number. Different systems with different data characteristics. The result is confusion around search/retrieval, reporting, and lifecycle governance. Business intelligence opportunities are squandered, and discovery costs and effort are greatly complicated.
So how does “taxonomy” help the situation? And what even is an “objectoriented taxonomy” anyway?
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