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Change Your Search to Find Webinar Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the ‘Change Your Search to Find – SharePoint and Office 365’ webinar, to be held on Tuesday, October 28th, 11:30am-12:30pm EDT.

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KMWorld Trend Setting Product

Industry Recognition for Flagship Products for Sixth Consecutive Year

Concept Searching has been awarded KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2014 status once again for its conceptClassifier for SharePoint.

The Trend-Setting Product awards are determined by a judging panel comprised of editors, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users who evaluate more than 650 offerings. Products selected as winners in their category are deemed to have demonstrated clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors’ full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers.
Hugh McKellar, Editor in Chief, KMWorld Magazine commented, “conceptClassifier for SharePoint was selected by the panel because it demonstrates thoughtful, well-reasoned innovation and execution for the most important constituency of them all: the customer”.

Concept Searching’s flagship product conceptClassifier for SharePoint has been chosen by KMWorld as a Trend-Setting product for five years, and the Smart Content Framework™ achieved that same accolade in 2012. This repeated recognition once more demonstrates Concept Searching’s growth and development, and its standing and significance in the information governance arena.

“The renewed selection of conceptClassifier for SharePoint in KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2014 is an honor,” stated Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, “and the award recognizes our continued investment in developing our SharePoint suite of products to apply intelligent metadata tagging to address a wide range of enterprise content management challenges. It is extremely rewarding that for the sixth year, Concept Searching’s products have been recognized as best in class.”

Incorporating Concept Searching’s industry recognized Smart Content Framework™ and its intelligent metadata enabled solutions, conceptClassifier for SharePoint provides a complete solution to manage unstructured and semi-structured data regardless of where it resides. Utilizing unique compound term processing technology, the award winning product conceptClassifier for SharePoint is still the only enterprise automatic semantic metadata generation and taxonomy management solution that natively integrates with SharePoint and solves a variety of business challenges through our concept identification capabilities.

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Registration Now Open for Concept Searching’s ‘SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business Integrated Information Governance Solutions’ Webinar

Webinar to Focus on Information Governance and Compliance as an Integrated Enterprise Solution, with Guest Speaker Mack Sigman, FEDSPUG Chairman and Director, and Service Line Lead – Mid Atlantic Region Collaboration Services for Avanade Inc.

Concept Searching is pleased to announce registration is now open for the ‘SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business Integrated Information Governance Solutions’ webinar to be held September 16th, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT.

Mack Sigman, Federal SharePoint User Group (FEDSPUG) Chairman, will be a guest speaker. FEDSPUG is a community for Federal Government civilian agencies and commercial companies, military users and contractors, and holds monthly meetings to discuss and collaborate on SharePoint best practices and evolving technologies. In addition, Mr. Sigman is Service Line Lead – Mid Atlantic Region Collaboration Services for Avanade Inc. He will provide his expertise and best practices on how to implement technology solutions that achieve business benefits.

The webinar will discuss the business issues and challenges faced by organizations as they begin to adopt cloud and hybrid solutions. The session will illustrate native integration with SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, and explore how search, content management, data privacy, records management, migration, eDiscovery, litigation support, FOIA, collaboration, social tagging, and text analytics can be seamlessly integrated with an overall content management strategy.

This informative webinar will also discuss implementation and maintenance strategies to achieve optimal results. Topics include:

  • Business challenges of integrating SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business
  • Costs associated with mismanagement of content, both internal and external
  • Overview of semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy technologies
  • Technology challenges of integrating SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business
  • Native design of software components
  • Demo of integration with all three environments
  • Integration best practices, methodology, and approach
  • The role of IT, business, and third party resources
  • Achieving Information Governance incrementally

Who Should Attend:
The webinar is designed for SharePoint and Office 365 Administrators and SharePoint Architects, and for Business Process owners dealing with search, content management, data privacy, records management, migration, eDiscovery, litigation support, FOIA, collaboration, social tagging, text analytics, and HR.

Register for the webinar here. All registrants will be sent a link to the recording. Full details on all upcoming Concept Searching webinars, including registration links, are here.

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Concept Searching Experts to Speak at SharePoint Fest Denver

Presentations to Focus on Technology and Business Solutions Using Metadata, Auto-classification, and Taxonomies, to Improve Information Governance and Compliance in All Environments

Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, will be hosting two sessions at SharePoint Fest Denver, to be held on September 22nd – 24that the Colorado Convention Center. A Platinum Sponsor of the event, Concept Searching will be located in Booth P3.

The technical session ‘Semantic Metadata, Auto-classification and Taxonomies’ will be hosted by David McBarron, Principal Consultant at Concept Searching. With over 25 years of IT experience, Mr. McBarron is responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, big data, and SharePoint and Office 365 adoption. He currently provides consulting expertise and technical experience on large SharePoint and Office 365 deployments, with an emphasis on metadata generation and taxonomic classifications.

This informative session will take a deep dive into metadata, auto-classification, and taxonomy technologies, providing the roadmap for deployment, and discussing management and maintenance challenges in on-premise, cloud, and hybrid environments. Attendees will understand what is needed to integrate and manage SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business using these technologies.

Steve Mann, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching, has over 14 years’ experience in the IT industry, with a proven track record in consulting, solutions delivery, sales and project management in business-to-business environments. Mr. Mann will be presenting the session ‘SharePoint and Office 365 Information Governance and Compliance Challenges’. He is experienced in Microsoft technologies, including SharePoint, and in providing guidance on best practices, technical advice, and solutions to address a wide range of business challenges, leveraging a combination of Microsoft and third party technology solutions.

This session will explore information governance and compliance issues in the cloud, as well as in SharePoint. Focusing on the business issues, it will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of information governance challenges in records management, data privacy, search, eDiscovery and FOIA, litigation support, and migration as they apply to Office 365, as well as SharePoint on-premise.

Located in Booth P3, the Concept Searching team will be available to answer questions and provide demos of its technology platforms, including conceptClassifier for SharePoint, conceptClassifier for Office 365, and conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business.

Presentations will be made available on the Concept Searching website after the event.

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Concept Searching Approved for Canadian Government Software Licensing Supply Arrangement

Concept Searching Products Now Available on the List of Qualified Suppliers

Concept Searching is pleased to announce that its products have been approved by the Canadian Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to participate in the Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA), and is now on the List of Qualified Suppliers.

This recognition represents Concept Searching’s stability in the marketplace and its proven software solutions for semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management. In addition, Concept Searching products and services are already approved for purchase under the US GSA schedule and the company has received an enterprise-wide cross-Domain Certificate of Networthiness (CON), authorized by the US Army, and an enterprise-wide cross-domain Certificate of Authorization (COA), authorized by the US Air Force.

As of January 1, 2012, the Canadian government put in place a new, comprehensive approach for the procurement of all software products – software and shared systems and procurement directorate’s new method of supply, the Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA). The SLSA is managed by the Canadian Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). The SLSA officially replaced the software departmental individual standing offers. The period of Supply Arrangement is February 29, 2012 through to and including December 31, 2014. There is no minimum or maximum dollar amount attached to the Supply Arrangement.

Concept Searching’s products are managed by the federal procurement partner Advanced Chippewa Technologies Inc. (ACT Inc.). ACT is an IT provider with a core capability around networking and performance testing. Based in Ottawa, it represents prime OEM companies, in areas such as WAN testing, routers, and switches, in their dealings with the federal government by offering local presence, technical expertise, and strong relationships across multiple departments.

“Our Canadian client base is growing quickly. Acceptance into this program will assist many of our government prospects in facilitating the purchasing process for our software,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “We are proud of achieving this recognition by the Canadian government and look forward to working with our partners to deliver value for the government.”

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View from the Inside…Spring 2014

Find out what is happening at Concept Searching. We have gathered some news items, published articles, webinars, and links that have recently been added to our web site. We hope you find our newsletter interesting. You can read all about it here.

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Concept Searching SharePoint and Office 365 Webinar on Information Governance

How to Get Started and Why: Information Governance for SharePoint and Office 365 Webinar on August 19th

Concept Searching is hosting the webinar, ‘How to get started and why: Information Governance for SharePoint and Office 365,’ on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:30am-12:30pm EDT. Registration is now open for this educational webinar.

Information Governance is a popular topic in the press, but presents very real challenges to SharePoint and Office 365 organizations that would like to implement it. The recent AIIM survey, ‘Automating Information Governance – Assuring Compliance,’ co-sponsored by Concept Searching, showed that only 10% of organizations have a workable Information Governance policy.

Information Governance is people, process, and technology. The technology is relatively easy, but it is the people and the process that are the tough parts. Surprisingly, executive buy-in isn’t always easy to obtain, unless there has been a major data breach, or fines due to non-compliance.

This webinar is highly recommended for those who are responsible for any aspect of Information Governance, or would like to learn more about the topic. Attendees will take away an understanding of the business challenges, the justification and ROI, and the technology issues that need to be answered, even if approaching Information Governance a step at a time. The audience will learn, from a best practices perspective, how to develop a framework for Information Governance that can be accomplished incrementally.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is Information Governance and why should one care?
  • The business issues and application challenges
  • Justifying Information Governance, ROI and savings, and building the case
  • Developing a framework for Information Governance
  • Technologies
  • Information Governance for Office 365 – the unique issues
  • Case studies in SharePoint and Office 365 – the challenges and solutions

Focusing on the SharePoint and Office 365 environment, this webinar would also be beneficial to any organization, regardless of platform.

Register for the webinar here. All registrants will be sent a link to the recording. Full details on all upcoming Concept Searching webinars, including registration links, are here.

The next 15-minute webinar in the Concept Searching ‘How To’ webinar series will focus on search in Office 365. It will be held on July 30th, 11:30am – 11:45am EDT. Register for the ‘How To Deploy Enterprise Strength Search in Office 365’ webinar here, to learn how to improve search results and manage search in a hybrid environment.

Both webinars would be of interest to Business Owners in Records Management, Legal, Data Security, HR, Migration, Compliance, Social Networking, and CRM, as well as Content Managers, SharePoint Administrators, Architects, and Knowledge Managers.

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German Bundeswehr to Deploy Concept Searching

Concept Searching is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Bundeswehr, as a new client of Concept Searching. The Bundeswehr is the  unified armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Concept Searching product platforms are already in use at various US federal, military, and public sector organizations, including the US Air Force and the US Army. Our partner, CGI, formerly Logica, is Concept Searching’s partner and was instrumental in presenting Concept Searching technologies as the optimal solution to meet their objectives.

 

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