Auditing of Information Content

Information is an essential part of a company's assets.

The reliability and validity of information are key to the credibility of an organization.

This applies to information delivered to your customers, as well as internal information.

Information is usually handled by Information Technology Departments in charge of managing its content. Some of the processes used to manage this information are hidden and therefore not accessible to the information owners.

Our customers consider it's vital for them to regain full control of their information content, regardless of the technologies used to process it.

The auditing methods we provide reveal the amount of details needed and are tailored according to your specific environments. We provide navigation tools that can be used by managers, who can view all -- and just -- the information they need, with a presentation that is easy and comfortable to use, that can displayed by standard techniques (browsers, PDF, tablet formats).

The unique methodology we are using extends the principles used in accounting to information management.

The Data Projection Model

The Data Projection Model is a representation of information that lets you see information at a very elementary level. It is used to combine diverse taxonomies and ontologies, emanating from various sources, various people, at various times. The Data Projection Model serves to specify multiple views for the maintenance, quality control, reporting, auditing of information repositories.
Information is messy, diverse, and needs to be trusted.
Information needs to be integrated, even and especially when it was created by different people, with diverse specifications.
The name "Data Projection" comes from an analogy with the notion of "projection" used to define perspectives.
The Data Projection Model was presented at various occasions. Here are the slides that accompanied these presentations.
Click here to see the original paper introducing the Data Projection Model. Different equivalent notations are available.
The Data Projection has been implemented within the Tax Map project for the IRS, in order to provide auditing for the origin of topics and their relations. It provides views that improve the maintainability of the application.
Here are some simple demos of the Data Projection Model.
Contact us if you want to know more about the Data Projection Model and to evaluate if it is usable within your own applications.

The Data Projection Model was presented:

White Paper

Michel Biezunski,
The Data Projection Model: Toward Auditable Information System Through Unified Declarations of Operations on Data
, November 14, 2006. ©2006, Michel Biezunski