Taxonomy News & Analysis
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Manufacturing and “heavy industry” have much in common with respect to their enterprise content management (ECM) habits, and comparing your own organization against a wider peer group may help get you out of the status quo rut you may be in.
| Monday Mar 4, 2013
Throw all your documents in a SharePoint library and what do you have? A mess. While some like to think of SharePoint as a glorified file share, it doesn’t have to be.
| Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
The only way you can truly manage your content is to understand it. Depending on who you are, that may sound really simple. The reality? It’s something organizations struggle with every day.
| Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Classifying metadata values along a “content lifecycle” timeline is an interesting exercise that can make your DAM easier to use and maintain. Applying the categories Historical, Current and Future, you’ll find that each metadata value describes something related to the content’s origin or history, its current state or its future use.
| Thursday Sep 27, 2012
Building a taxonomy in SharePoint 2010 can be a fantastic way to improve content findability and enhance search results using tags from a controlled vocabulary. However, even the best tags can sometimes go awry, and have to be removed from use. But wait! Don't delete those out of date terms from your Term Store taxonomy. Deprecate them instead. Here's how.
| Wednesday Sep 5, 2012
There are many positive features to using the Term Store taxonomy management feature within SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately, not everything that we need as information managers is one click away.
| Friday Aug 10, 2012
SharePoint 2013 sure looks pretty from 35,000 feet above.
This week continued our exploration of all things SharePoint with the nitty gritty of what administrators can expect from the next version, features that everyone will love and the timeless question, "What's in a (Metro) name?"
We heard reports on the evolving field of archives from the SAA 2012 conference and were exhorted to all aspire to greatness.
| Monday Aug 6, 2012
As the paradigm shift from print to digital continues at an astonishingly rapid pace, employees are creating and saving terabytes of digital content to internal systems. At the same time, varied naming conventions render it difficult to locate and retrieve critical files once they are sent into the abyss of these systems.
| Monday Jun 25, 2012
Last time I presented Part 1 of this three part series on governing taxonomies, focusing on the initial steps in taxonomy development (e.g. taking the initial steps to building out a taxonomy, project planning, etc...). For this post, I want to talk about the Maintenance Processes, or what to do with a taxonomy once it’s built.
| Tuesday May 29, 2012
I’ve written many times about why taxonomies are necessary for any kind of CMS, DAM or KM initiatives in the enterprise. Simply implementing an asset management system and letting it grow organically is no longer an accepted practice. There’s a reason why the term “SharePlosion” gets knowing nods when it’s mentioned in the same conversation about how content management systems are governed.
| Thursday May 10, 2012
Information is at the heart of what most enterprises do. For some it is their product and lifeblood; for others it lubricates all aspects of their operation. The fact is that, in one form or another, information management is vital for virtually any organization, particularly as tough economic conditions prevail, and the more efficiently enterprise content is controlled and accessed, the more effective organizations’ operations become. After all, we all operate in an ‘information economy’ these days.
| Monday Mar 26, 2012
Many companies face the challenge of getting their customers the right product at the right time. And many companies employ a taxonomy to help drive product sales and improve findability on consumer-facing public websites.
| Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
In light of this month's focus on Social Business, today's post looks at the collaborative potential of tags and how they can help inform taxonomies.
| Monday Feb 27, 2012
In the early days of SharePoint, the emphasis from experts and Microsoft's marketing teams was on how easy it was to deploy and begin using the platform. And they were right. Teams found that they could (and still can) quickly set it up and build simple solutions to meet their specific needs. But those that pushed the platform for its simplicity often left out one little detail: planning.