AIIM GDPR Virtual Event

Metataxis are presenting a session at the AIIM GDPR Virtual Event.

The webinar will be jointly run by Marc Stephenson (Metataxis) and Patrick Cardiello (Active Navigation). The session has the acrostic title (we couldn’t help ourselves!) “Get Doing Privacy Right now!”, and details a case study in implementing GDPR for a global services organisation Metataxis is currently working with.

The aim of the webinar is to describe some real-world practical steps, especially around tools, for achieving GDPR compliance. The main tool we’ve been using for this client is the analysis and discovery tool from Active Navigation. This tool has been very effective at understanding the client’s information estate, which has made possible many GDPR tasks that couldn’t have been achieved without it.

See the Metataxis GDPR offering for more detail.

Metataxis now on G-Cloud framework

Metataxis are pleased to announce that public sector organisations can now access our services through the latest G-Cloud framework.

Cloud services, such as O365/SharePoint Online, require careful planning, design and governance to be successful; however all too often this is just seen from a technical perspective rather than one based on the information and the user.

Metataxis can help organisations meet these information management and information architecture challenges that make the difference in being able to support long term adoption and deliver real value.

Metataxis offer a number of services on the G-Cloud:
Information Architecture
Information Management
Information Discovery
Content Migration
Training

If you would like any further information then please contact us.

Pause for thought

Managing your information, and implementing a system to do it, is a complex task with many knots that need to be unravelled and it takes time to get it right.

All too often the focus of a project implementing such a solution is on getting it done rather than doing it right. Too much effort is spent moving the projects through various gateways rather than spending time on actually thinking through what needs to be done.

Information management systems such as SharePoint too often founder and ultimately fail to deliver the desired benefits because of this. Typically a system is rolled out successfully (i.e. on time) but it quickly degrades and information chaos ensues leaving users frustrated, information difficult to find and impossible to manage. In all likelihood you’ll end up with another project to put it right in a couple of years.

This situation can been avoided.

Proper thought must be given to understanding where you are and what you information landscape looks like. How can you build a system to manage your information if you don’t know what you’re intending to manage?

You must develop an information strategy so you know what you want to achieve and how you are going to go about it.

You must take time to design an information architecture that meets the needs of your users. This is vital to enable you to organise, describe and link information and the key to the efficient and effective use and management of your information.

And don’t forget about putting in place governance – without support, oversight and nurturing your nice new system will quickly end up a chaotic mess.

Remember that rolling out a system that meets a deadline doesn’t mean that you have a successful solution.

Think, plan, design – don’t just ‘do’.