Digital transformation case study

New framework designed to effectively manage and leverage content

Metataxis is thrilled to welcome Thomas Telford publishers as its latest customer. Thomas Telford is the knowledge business and publishing arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), responsible for creating specialist products and services for the civil engineering and construction markets, including the bestselling NEC® suite of contracts and guides. Metataxis will be developing an information architecture to support their publishing assets. Structuring and classifying information with an information architecture framework will make it easier for users to access data and leverage the information’s full value. Marc Stephenson, Director at Metataxis comments: “We’re delighted to be working with the Thomas Telford team, supporting this publisher with the design and implementation of a new information architecture framework for their publishing assets. This will enable them to exploit and manage their content with maximum efficiency and flexibility.” Learn more about our information architecture services or simply contact us to discuss how we can help your organisation today.

New information architecture and compliance frameworks

Metataxis is pleased to continue to support yet another public sector organisation with their document management and Microsoft 365 implementation.

Over the past 12 months, we have been working closely with this government agency to deliver information architecture and compliance frameworks to underpin their Microsoft 365 solution for document management.

Structuring information architecture will make it easier for users to identify connections and patterns in their data. Armed with these valuable insights into their organisation, the team will be able to leverage the information to improve decision making.

After successfully introducing these new frameworks for this executive non-departmental public body, we are now providing services to design and implement the SharePoint structure and metadata necessary for the effective rollout of SharePoint, as well as managing the migration of all their content from their network drives to the Microsoft cloud.

The value of information management for Microsoft 365

Metataxis are experts in designing and delivering information management frameworks for Microsoft 365. We understand the value and importance of a well-structured, clear information architecture to support both private companies and public sector bodies effectively manage data security and meet all regulations.

Find out more about our information architecture services or simply contact us to discuss how we can help your organisation today.

Thought-provoking presentations provide fresh ideas and new insights.

We were thrilled to attend the recent Archive and Records Association (ARA) Annual Conference in Belfast earlier this month.

This was our first time attending this event and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from so many like-minded peers.

Our very own Records Management Expert, Company Director and Information Management Consultant here at Metataxis, Noeleen Schenk was there, in both the roles of delegate and speaker. She shares her experience and notable highlights below:

The Archive and Records Association (ARA) Annual Conference was a really enjoyable event. I got to attend many thought-provoking presentations and have come away professionally revived – buzzing with fresh thoughts and new insights to bring to our own client work.

As an information manager, focused on current information and records, I am in awe of the work our archival colleagues undertake. I heard some remarkable stories how lost or nearly lost archives were rescued, how to catalogue archives to facilitate access, and how we can interpret archival content to further enhance our understanding of the past – these sessions were truly fascinating.

Key takeaways from the Archive and Records Association (ARA) Conference

  1. It is shocking to learn how many organisations and institutions do not value archives or consider their community memory
  2. Archivists are exceedingly proactive in engaging with their communities
  3. I will visit and view exhibitions in a whole new light and with much more appreciation
  4. We, as a profession, need to engage with archival colleagues so much more
  5. Archivists should be involved from the start of the record creation, and not just at the end of the life cycle
  6. Archivists are actively engaged with the management, preservation and interpretation of their records, while as information managers, we typically operate at a more arms length, providing guidance and policy at a macro rather than micro level.

It was great to be amongst such friendly delegates, hearing everyone talking with real joy and enthusiasm and to be part of such a shared passion for records management.

We look forward to seeing you there next year!

Learn more about how we support organisations with records management.

ARA Conference 2023

Learn from the best Microsoft 365 speakers in the industry.

CollabDays is a Microsoft 365 community organised learning day. This free to attend, one day event offers delegates the chance to hear from some of the most high-profile Microsoft 365 speakers in the industry.

The next CollabDays event takes place on Wednesday 27th September 2023 at the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park. And we’re really excited to be there!

Featuring a series of sessions including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Power Platform, each session is delivered by internationally renowned experts and quite often Microsoft MVPs – and presents the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about these technologies.

We’re also looking forward to visiting The National Museum of Computing. This venue houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers and WW2 machines, including Enigma, Lorenz the working Turing-Welchman Bombe, the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer.

Register to attend here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Metataxis shares key recommendations for data retention at ARA 2023.

The Archive and Records Association (ARA) Annual Conference took place from 30 August – 01 September 2023 in Belfast – did you get to go?

This annual three-day event welcomes people from the global records management and archiving community who get together to network with peers, attend a range of practical workshops and hear from high profile speakers and influential players of the record keeping sector.

Our very own Records Management Expert, Company Director and Information Management Consultant here at Metataxis, Noeleen Schenk, took to the stage to deliver a focussed presentation featuring practical strategies to successfully design and apply retention and disposition rules for business records, as well as sharing a compelling case study and lessons learnt from a recent records management project for a major multinational company.

Don’t worry if you missed her, simply get in touch and we can share her records management recommendations and data retention strategies with you too!