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Does your organization need a new taxonomy?

Do staff members have a hard time finding information? Is browsing for files or other types of digital assets a time-consuming chore? Do board members, or other stakeholders complain that is difficult to find what they're looking for?


A new enterprise taxonomy or ontology might be the answer.

Most organizations have several taxonomies in place without realizing it. However, with content management systems such as SharePoint, Salesforce Knowledge, Drupal, and WordPress that heavily rely on taxonomies, it is necessary for organizations to consider their approach to information architecture and determine the best course of action for developing a single taxonomy that best meets today's needs.

What is a taxonomy?

A taxonomy is a system for organizing and codifying content for a particular entity such as an organization, company, or body of knowledge. Taxonomy work includes defining the structure for organizing information, specifying individual terms used for classification, and defining the relationships among terms.

How are taxonomies used? 

Taxonomies are most often used for web sites and other types of content management such as document management, digital asset management, libraries, and archives.