Information Architecture

Information Architecture

Information — Make your most valuable asset, your most valuable asset! Information in most companies is created, captured, processed and used in a disparate set of technology systems by a wide range of siloed organizations. EIS provides world class experience in leading information architecture and management strategies to help organizations overcome challenges to gain access to the information they need when they need it.

Taxonomy & Metadata

Inconsistent data and a misalignment of cross-organizational vocabulary causes extensive execution challenges.  Taxonomy and metadata are critical components of information architecture.  Taxonomy is a system for storing and organizing terms that represent an organization’s critical concepts and for establishing associative relationships between these terms. When an agreed-upon taxonomy is applied to your organization's content as metadata it becomes a powerful tool in making information work across the enterprise.   When integrated with your organization’s information platforms and tools like content management systems, digital asset management systems, search engines, websites, and portals, it will improve content organization, accessibility, reuse, and findability, making it more valuable.  The organization benefits from the functionality, consistency, and efficiency of a controlled vocabulary.

Leverage EIS’s world class experience in the integration of taxonomies as the core component of leading information management strategies.

Content Organization & Modeling

Getting your content house in order is often challenging but critical for enterprise organizations.

What type of content do you have?  Where should it be stored and in what type of library structure?  Are there standards, rules and processes that need to be established to ensure that it is being managed properly, while also easily accessible to those that need it?  Does it reflect the business needs and have you established the right metadata to classify it?

Don’t let valuable content get lost or wasted.  Ensure that your content organization is modeled to fit the needs of the business.

Navigation & Site Design

The design of an intranet portal or website’s navigation has a bigger impact on success or failure than other factors. It affects traffic and search engine rankings as well as conversions and user-friendliness.

Portal and websites can use taxonomy to present information in more useful ways to further the user experience. Managing concept and term relationships is a core function of taxonomy. Relationships are the foundation of navigable structures in SharePoint, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems, and web sites. Taxonomy can standardize web content, resulting in a consistent user experience across all web sites. Taxonomy can also relate documents and digital assets to an organization’s subject-based navigational structure, resulting in a consistent user experience.

Get the expertise required to establish and leverage a taxonomy based site navigation design to ensure both intranet portal and website success