One of the crucial points of information management is making sure information is accessible so that anyone at any time can find it and use it. An area where many organizations lose money is the amount of time spent looking for content that is not indexed or improperly indexed. The starting point to making information findable is by building a taxonomy. AIIM recently came out with a checklist on how to successfully build a taxonomy. The nine attributes of a successful taxonomy that they list are as follows:

1)Intuitive
2)Unambiguous
3)Hospitable
4)Consistent and Predictable
5)Relevant
6)Parsimonious
7)Meaningful
8)Durable
9)Balanced

To read more about these in depth you can download the free checklist at Successful Taxonomy: Nine Keys to Success

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