Transforming Information into Knowledge, Part III

Develop consistent terminology An agile organization needs a taxonomy and enterprise metadata standards to make information more usable and findable. Think about what would happen if different parts of the organization spoke different languages — engineering spoke Spanish, legal spoke French and accounting spoke English. It would take a long time to get information from…

Transforming Information into Knowledge, Part III

Keeping up with a fast paced dynamic business is challenging if not impossible for most IT organizations. Fortunately, there are ways to improve agility and provide better support to fast moving enterprises. This article, the last in this series, discusses four key strategies for servicing the agile organization: Establish clear content lifecycle processes; Actively manage…

Transforming Information Into Knowledge, Part II

by Seth Earley of Earley & Associates In part one of this series, I explored how effective access to and, integration of, information enables businesses to receive more value from IT investments. This second installment addresses the role played by enterprise taxonomy in turning information into actionable knowledge. Information is actionable when it is understood…