Every organization has metadata, and in most organizations the technical metadata is scattered across numerous disparate systems and applications, databases and files. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to manage or use technical metadata effectively.
Business metadata is stored in documents, in users’ memories, and often is not recorded, so it is not available for sharing or common usage. As a result, most organizations do not know the current state of their enterprise metadata and cannot develop a practical approach to manage this valuable resource.
A metadata assessment gives the organization the opportunity to discover the current state of its business and technical metadata, evaluated against industry standards and best practices. In addition, it offers the chance to develop a target future state for improving the management of metadata across the enterprise, with a phased implementation roadmap. EWSolutions, as a leader in managed metadata strategy and solutions, can provide this objective assessment and implementation guidance.