Information architecture in organizations has entered a period of regression rather than progression. As a consequence, information utilization in organizations today is more chaotic, unorganized, underserving the user communities and operating with insufficient governance.
Several factors undermine information architecture and forestall information sufficiency in organizations. The rash of options that the vendor market has added, while replete with high value propositions, are being patchworked into architectures that are already suffering. The problem appears to be a lack of interest from management and staff in integration with existing infrastructure. Admittedly, integration with legacy applications is difficult. These applications are working for their intended (although limited) purpose, but are otherwise difficult to maintain and upgrade.
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