Answer Maven Expanding Custom Content Solution Services

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Answer Maven Solutions, a consulting services company that offers solutions to information challenges, has announced a new business partnership that will enable the company to expand its services in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee region.

Answer Maven Solutions, http://www.answermavensolutions.com, a consulting services company that offers solutions to information challenges, has announced a new business partnership that will enable the company to expand its services in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee region.

“Information is out there for everyone to find. The problem is that people spend more time searching for than finding information,” said Constance Ard, MSLS with 14 years of experience and sole proprietor of Answer Maven. “An average two-word Google search, which is what most people execute, is not efficient. Internal information is just as difficult to locate.”

Answer Maven is a full-service information management consulting service. The company’s core belief is that content management is a critical component for any successful business strategy. The company offers clients support in the areas of knowledge management, e-discovery and risk assessment, reference and research, taxonomy and thesaurus development, competitive intelligence, strategic social media development, and library management and development.

“Business is successful when decisions can be executed and information is required to make decisions. The proper organization and control of information improves efficiencies and ultimately reduces costs,” Ard said.

Answer Maven launched in 2008 as a freelance research venture that grew quickly into a full-fledged information services practice. With this 2010 expansion into Answer Maven Solutions, Miller Montague, MSLS with 11 years of experience, joined the company as a consulting partner.

“Miller and I realized that many of the challenges related to e-discovery were related to information management,” Ard said. “With Miller’s IT skills and my experience with project management and our similar backgrounds in the legal industry, our partnership is a true complementary collaboration.”

Any company, small or large, that creates and uses information in its daily business can benefit from Answer Maven’s services. Pricing is flexible based upon the project at hand. The company’s goal is to combine a strong technical and management background to easily assess a client’s needs and make recommendations that fit their goals and their budgets.

Ard provided this example: “A mid-sized company that seeks to clean up their data repository calls us. After an initial conversation, we find that past company reorganizations have caused the internal content management system to be misused and ultimately ignored. The company’s information was disorganized, and employees were spending 30 to 40 percent of their day searching for data. After speaking with Answer Maven, the company realized that the content problem was deeper than having out-of-date information in their system. Building a simple custom taxonomy based upon the company’s organizational structure and services and creating workflow efficiencies reduced the searching time to less than 5 percent of an employee’s time.”

Answer Maven’s philosophy is that all business relies upon information. “If you cannot find that information and if the information is being created and stored inefficiently, then you are creating a business disadvantage,” Ard said.

Good content control and management creates a competitive edge for our clients, and Answer Maven wants to give them that edge, whether in the effective use of social media or efficient internal document management.

Contact Ard or Montague to discuss tailored information solutions.

Contact information:
Locations: Louisville, KY 40218 and Lexington, KY 40502
Phone (Main) Louisville: 502-777-2890
Phone Lexington: 859-536-1541
Constance Ard
e-mail: constance(at)answermavensolutions(dot)com
Miller Montague
e-mail: miller(at)answermavensolutions(dot)com
Web site: http://www.answermavensolutions.com
Blog: http://www.answermaven.com
Twitter: @answermaven.com
Skype: answermaven

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