By creating user-friendly systems to organise and display your information, everyone from staff to business stakeholders will be able to access the information they need at the right times. By organising your content in a user-friendly format, staff can complete their tasks promptly. On the other hand, if your information isn’t stored correctly it can cause significant interruptions to workflow and time taken to discover the information.
Inform Strategic Consulting will work with you and your team to create the appropriate information architecture to enable users to find what they are looking for in the most efficient manner possible. Actively engaging with you, we will identify your business goals and consider your security and compliance requirements.
Information architecture (IA) can work at multiple levels in an organisation – some have platforms where the business requirements, infrastructure, applications and systems all intertwine together. Others play a smaller, more focused role and don’t require a complete overhaul. Given the volume of data increasing in the last few years, organisations have been forced to pay attention to their information architecture frameworks, which means our role has become more and more critical for more organisations.
Information architecture is easy to get wrong. Not only that; it’s hard to repair a poorly executed IA strategy. To be successful in implementation, everybody needs to be working towards the same vision; strategies that have organisation-wide buy-in is essential.
The trade-off? Doing it right will not only help your business extract maximum value from its data, but it will also put you in a better position for future growth. If you fail to modernise your information architecture at the appropriate time, this can result in future technology debt, and the potential inability to make use of emerging technologies.
Inform Strategic Consulting helps organisations to establish high-quality information architecture systems by:
- Providing them with an effective strategic approach that will evolve with the business;
- Enhancing the end-user experience of individuals both internally and externally;
- Evaluate and increase information security by ensuring people have access to the right information;
- Improve efficiency when searching for files;
- Discard information that is no longer required; and
- Organise internal information to align with business objectives.
Your information is a priceless asset, and should only be handled by experienced digital solutions experts.