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Multi-term Metadata - Records Management

What’s the Story About Metadata and a Record?

I read an article published by the State and Local Records Management organization in Texas. What surprised me is that the author went to great pains to explain, and did it very well, why metadata is so important.…

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GDPR

WDYT? Is the Digital Strip Search Going Too Far?

In New Zealand there is a zest for security. In the past, customs required travelers to provide any electronic devices for search purposes. What they neglected to incorporate into the law was that travelers were required to provide a password, digital fingerprint, or personal identification number (PIN).…

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GDPR - Data Breaches

Prison for Execs for Data Breaches – Gotta Love It!

I love this bill. According to an article in Security Week, Democrat Senator Ron Wyden released a draft bill named the Consumer Data Protection Act of 2018. It aims to give consumers control over their data, including how it’s sold or shared, and gives the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to issue fines and other penalties.…

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Office 365 Labels

Pesky End Users and Office 365 Labels – to Use or Not to Use, Maybe

One of my pet peeves has always been the tagging of documents by humans, or, as I like to call them, pesky end users. Those of you who read my blogs know that I am just teasing, and I often stick up for those poor souls who carry the burden of assigning accurate metadata to content.…

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Auto Classification

Facebook Victims of Breach – It’s Only 30 Million not 50 Million

Do you ever get tired of Facebook always being in the press for what is essentially poor security? If you ask me, what’s the difference between 30 million users and 50 million users?…

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Categorization - Auto-Classification - Concept Searching

Part 2: Classification Versus Categorization?

Since one of our core competencies is classification/categorization, I was curious what Microsoft was using for their classification technology. In Part 1 of our Classification Versus Categorization? blog we looked at different words that meant the same thing.…

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Auto-Classification Software - Concept Searching

Part 1: Classification Versus Categorization?

I have been spending some time immersed in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), concentrating on labels. I’m still not at the point where it’s more than I ever want to know but am getting close.…

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SharePoint Term Store - conceptTaxonomyManager - Concept Searching

Leveraging the SharePoint Term Store

For years no one wanted to have anything to do with the Term Store, thinking how ‘hands-on’ it was. Why make extra work? But I guess it started to grow on people and now we receive deployment questions quite often, usually from organizations that want to leverage their SharePoint investment and need accurate search results.…

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Text Analytics

Search as a Transformational Enabler

For years search has had a bad rap. Sometimes valid, sometimes due to mismanagement of content, and sometimes because of end user difficulties. All in all, it’s a combination of external factors that has made enterprise search, well, fail.…

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Insight Engine Versus Search Engine

Is an ‘Insight Engine’ a Bunch of Hooey? You Decide

This is the conclusion of the two-part blogIs an Insight Engine a Bunch of Hooey?

Since all enterprise search vendors are now ‘insight engine’ vendors, one has to be careful as Gartner has opened up the ability to make noticeable claims about a search engine, just by renaming it to an insight engine.…

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