Our Q2 2008 research project is the Market IQ on Findability - and the survey to feed our data-driven approach to the quarterly research is now live. Do you have search in your enterprise? At all? Good search? Horrible? User-created tagging? Armies of Taxonomists? An ability to look across applications, repositories, sites in your quest for content, information, or knowledge?
Regardless of the state of organization's Findability Status - your input is extremely important to us. Please, weigh on in, and join the 100 or so people that have already completed the survey in the few hours we've had this open.
The more data the better, and this time around, we are looking not just for business drivers, functionality needed/wanted/hated, but also looking at satisfaction and implementation feedback on the list of companies/solutions provided in a previous post (vote in the survey, not in the blog entry).
Findability and all that it entails, search, taxonomy, user interfaces, information architecture and much, much more, is something that I've been very deeply involved in for the last 8 years, as an instructor, consultant, and implementer, as well as a researcher.
Search isn't solved just yet folks - but there has been quite a revolution in the world of Findability in the last 5 years, and my sense is that adoption at both the trailing and leading edges are still nowhere near where they could be. Would love to be proven wrong, or validated.
For any of the people who had taken our public or private versions of the Proving Ground on Information Architecture and Taxonomy (while I was at Delphi Group), feel free to join in the survey experience. For that matter, would love to hear how your projects have progressed, so feel free to connect with me in the nearly year old role within Market Intelligence at AIIM.org.
The resulting research will be freely available, due in late June, and will have an associated free public webinar as well.
In the short-term, you also have a chance to win 1 of 25 gift certificates for Amazon.com if you provide your e-mail address (so we can contact you if you win), and complete the survey in it's entirety.
I'm monitoring the survey via built-in chat in the footer of each survey page, as well as via Twitter. Any issues, please let me know.