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Content Optimization - Concept Searching

Riddle Me This Batman

An Experian report found that 88 percent of companies see the direct effect of inaccurate data on their bottom line, losing an average of 12 percent of their revenue. In a similar study about database marketing, organizations estimate that they could increase sales by 29 percent with corrected customer data – source: Internal Results.…

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AI - Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence – Utopia or Inferno? You Decide

What is the future of artificial intelligence? Is it a doomsday scenario where we are creating machines that will take over mankind? Or will machines overcome us and we will become their pets?…

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Data Breaches

Where Is the Disconnect? Data Breach? Pocket Change. Victims? Who Cares?

I am continually surprised that US companies have a devil-may-care attitude towards a data breach. New legislation protects all financial companies from having to admit to a data breach, ever, or notifying victims that their personal information was stolen.…

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Data Breach - Concept Searching

Hush, Hush, We Had a Data Breach – Let’s Not Tell Anyone

I am eagerly awaiting the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the requirement to comply with data breach notification. That should be a good one. Have you ever noticed that companies, particularly US ones, initially claim they don’t know they had a data breach, sometimes for months?…

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How Much Will Your Social Media Channels Cost You?

How Much Will Your Social Media Channels Cost You?

The risks associated with social media are only going to get worse. Just look at Mr. Zuckerberg and his tale of woe – it seems the EU didn’t buy into his crocodile tears. Already I am off topic.…

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation? Try Failing First

Digital transformation seems to be back in vogue, after a lull in activity and organizations realizing that they didn’t really know what it meant. I can’t remember where I read this, so I apologize, but is the ‘digital workplace’ just a new word for ‘continuous improvement,’ made popular in the 1990s?…

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Insight Engines - Concept Searching

Insight Engines – Ya Gotta Love ‘Em

I’m not sure whether you have been informed but, according to Gartner, ‘enterprise search’ has now been renamed ‘insight engines’ – this follows the renaming of ECM and big content.…

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Discovery, Risk, and Insight in a Metadata-Driven World

Risky Business and Shoddy Practices – Yes, I’m Talking to You

Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured – IBM estimates 80 percent – and that an organization’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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Metadata - Concept Searching

The Search for Data Truth

In a survey conducted by Accenture, 79 percent of executives agree that organizations are basing their most critical systems and strategies on data, yet many have not invested in the capabilities to verify the truth within the data.…

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Records Management

Records Management and Cybersecurity – Is This a Match Made in Heaven?

I just read an article about information governance and security, and I didn’t agree with most of it so I won’t share the link. My colleagues have been presenting on records management at several events recently, so this subject is on my mind.…

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