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A well-designed and implemented business taxonomy can improve the “findability” of information, improving search and browse as well as the broader user experience.

Getting Started With Business Taxonomy – Unlocking the Keys to Successful Information Management

Over the last twenty years, PPC has helped literally hundreds of organizations design, develop, implement, and maintain taxonomies.  These taxonomies have ranged from internal uses for intranet navigation or business intelligence, to external uses powering web retail sites, internets, and other information clearinghouses.  The uniting factor for all of these endeavors was the focus on the business drivers and users, ensuring the maximum value and return from PPC’s efforts and the taxonomies they derive.
 
Business users are more active than ever in the publication and consumption of information. From big data, to social computing, to content and document management, more information is being generated.  This democratization of information management has created a challenge, however.  More content being generated by more people can result in a dilution of the information that is most valuable.  Indeed the ability to effectively manage and retrieve that information is all the more critical.  Business taxonomies present an integral component of the solution to this challenge.  A well-designed and implemented business taxonomy can improve the “findability” of information, improving search and browse as well as the broader user experience.  A business taxonomy can also yield to the discovery of content users weren’t aware of, thereby revealing efficiencies that would’ve otherwise gone unrealized.
 
This April 18th, Zach Wahl, Vice President of Strategic Solutions and founder of PPC’s taxonomy division, will present at Text Analytics World in San Francisco.  The presentation, titled “Getting Started With Business Taxonomy – Unlocking the Keys to Successful Information Management” will provide best practices and a proven approach for the design and development of intuitive and sustainable business taxonomies.  The presentation will offer a series of real world examples from the public and private sectors, drawn from PPC’s unmatched experience in this domain.

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