To be effective information systems need quality foundations.
Strengthening your foundations will add value to your information assets.
The key to boosting organizational performance is to unlock the value of your information assets.
Information is no longer a by-product of business. It is the business.
How you manage it will directly affect your bottom line.
The amount of information created and used is growing exponentially. That’s a trend that wont change.
What we can change is how we manage it.
Synercon is a front-runner in information governance, operating throughout Australasia, the UK and North America. We’re dedicated to researching, developing and fostering information governance best practice.
The old ways of doing business are becoming ineffective and irrelevant. As the volumes of information grow, it’s increasingly difficult to manage manually. Soon it will be impossible.
Our mission is to make it easier. We create solutions with our sophisticated software tools and models that facilitate information governance automation. We help organisations by providing resources and tracking the business impact of information governance.
Information governance guides the transition to an information-based economy. It might be a new term but the disciplines are long-established.
Information, knowledge, records and content management all contribute elements to today’s information governance. By incorporating the lessons learned and the strengths of each profession, we’re building a more robust model fit for today’s digital environment.
We work with metadata, taxonomies, controlled language, appraisal tools and data maps to build more effective systems.We work with a community for like-minded professionals who bring their combined business, recordkeeping and knowledge management skills to the table.
Synercon began as a consultancy in 1998, focusing on implementing information systems. Founding director Conni Christensen saw that digitisation was changing the information landscape.
We can’t overcome 21st century problems with a 20th century approach. Information governance affects everyone. Poor information systems make organisations dysfunctional and compound business risk. That risk can have adverse outcomes for organisations, consumers and individuals. Inaccessibility, incompleteness and inaccuracy of information are systemic issues.
Synercon is changing all that. We’re creating a unified information governance industry. We’re aligning information governance with information technology through common language and shared objectives – achieving business value and performance.
We understand business and speak your language. That’s what makes us different.
We live in an age where data is used to represent what happens in the real world –operations are being transformed from hands-on experience to a data and process model. Data is now used to describe our business – people, places, events etc. Enormous efficiencies can...
A canonical data model refers to a logical data model which is the accepted standard within a business or industry for a process / system etc. In programming, canonical means "according to the rules." The term canonical is the adjective for canon, literally a 'rule',...
“For some folk, taxonomies are just a bunch of words. Good quality taxonomies, however, provide the logic, the rules and the standards needed to manage your information assets. They enable users to analyse, navigate, find, organise, arrange, manage and dispose of...
Managing metadata* and developing taxonomies* is easy! And so it is - when you are working within a confined context. As Patrick Lamb suggests in his book Organising Knowledge, most people are confident in building taxonomies i.e. lists, lookup sets, hierarchies,...
Take a look at any organisation and you will find thousands of taxonomies in every database and information system across the enterprise expressed in the form of lists, lookup sets, metadata, tags, taxonomies, file plans, classification facets etc… Who’s in control?...
August 2014. So much to consider regarding automation of record-keeping practices. It's a subject I've been mulling over for a while now given that the focus of my research is classification and metadata. You can read more about our research with metadata and data...