This presentation reports on the design of a taxonomy of the data resource in the networked industry. It was held on the 7th International Scientific Symposium on Logistics on June 6, 2014, in Cologne, Germany. The presentation motivates the topic, analyzes four networking industry cases and discusses a first version of the taxonomy. The presentation argues that for companies aiming at designing a future-proof data architecture leveraging the potentials of the industrial internet, collaborative forms of organizations etc. transparency about data sources, data ownership, criticality, compliance of standards of data, data quality are key for success. In addition, the presentation introduces a first sketch of a method supporting businesses in applying the taxonomy.