Auto-classification

Auto-classification, categorization, content classification, rules based, statistical, indexing, whatever you would like to call it, is it the Holy Grail of content? Yes and no.

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Taxonomy Management

How Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Enterprises commonly set boundaries and processes to control the flow of information, to ensure best practice in activities such as records management, data protection, and compliance. This approach of controlling the information flow is often cumbersome and impacts the ability to manage content throughout the information lifecycle, including capture, storage, retrieval, archival, and disposal.…

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Taxonomy

So, You Are Going to Build a Taxonomy – Don’t Tell Me it’s in Excel

I am not knocking those who have probably painstakingly built an organizational taxonomy in Excel. I highly respect them. They are also way ahead of the curve, as they understand what a taxonomy is supposed to do.…

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Taxonomy

1.9 Billion Records Exposed – A Taxonomy Could Have Come in Handy

Only 918 reported data breaches led to a whopping 1.9 billion records being exposed, as of September 2017. I would expect the number to rise, although not dramatically, I hope. Compared with the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, stolen, or compromised records increased by 164 percent.…

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Metadata Generation

Aristotle Had It Right – How Come We Don’t?

Statistics show that over 90 percent of organizations rely on end user tagging, sustaining the use of inaccurate and erroneous metadata applied to unstructured and semi-structured content.…

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Metadata

It’s All About Tagging – Or Is It?

One of my favorite subjects – metadata tagging. For years, metadata would make business professionals stare glassily into space when explained to them. No more, I hope. Metadata is now information currency and if it isn’t woven into technology frameworks as the critical component in achieving organizational business objectives, then enterprises suffer from content paralysis.…

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Search

Search and You Will Find – Maybe

Today, one of our technical people said that search was a commodity. That is probably valid. But I am hoping that executive management now sees that search, even if it is a commodity, needs to find what you are looking for and only what you are looking for.…

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Search

Would You Travel to Timbuktu Without a Map? Highly Doubtful

For those of you who love to travel, ever been to Timbuktu? I haven’t. Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a historical city that is still inhabited, in the West African nation of Mali, situated 20 kilometers north of the River Niger, on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert.…

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Digital Workplace Benefits

What Are the Real Benefits of the Digital Workplace?

The excitement about the digital workplace has faded somewhat, but the software and process improvements remain as a ‘nice to have’ or an ‘I’m trying’ approach.

Not all organizations are sold on the business benefits, or understand the time required and exactly what to do to achieve the biggest bang for their buck.…

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Strategic Planning Migration

Strategic Planning and Migration – What?

Strategic planning should be a primary component of migration. To achieve operational value and efficiency, strategic planning documents the business project specific requirements before you start the process.…

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Migration Inventory

Planning Your Migration – Inventory Outputs

In our previous blog we discussed the importance of an inventory before a migration begins. Hard work.

What is the output of an inventory?

  • A list of content that will be migrated divided into logical groups
  • A list of content that contains records that were never declared
  • A list of content that contains privacy data or confidential information
  • A list of content that is of no value
  • A list of content that requires special handling
  • A list of content that will require changes along with scoping

Great ideas that will help with a migration.…

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