Supply and demand is a constant and with evolving technology, so is the data involved in the processing. The Earley & Associates article “Cross Industry Trends in Information Management and Information Architecture” talks about how data is transacting quicker and companies need to alter information management methods in order to keep up with increasing user consumption.
It boils down to finding the right software platform to process the incoming data:
A consistent set of organizing principles in the form of metadata, controlled vocabularies and taxonomies allows for the hand off of information from one system or process to another. This is less about organizing content in place than it is enabling the flow of information through the supply chain, just as raw materials are processed into intermediate products and those intermediate products become components that are used as inputs for other processes. Intermediate information products are produced in tandem with intermediate physical goods. As those goods are handed off, the information needs to be transmitted as well.
Companies need to be able to monitor all aspects of operations in order to maintain efficiency and generate ROI. Users in constantly evolving industries will benefit most from software that offers insight enabling infrastructures with a customizable platform to allow for user programmed versatility. Innovative technology like this is perfect as it allows the business the ability to fluctuant their software programming along with the industry.
Jennifer Shockley, October 4, 2012