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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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Digital Workplace

Intelligent Content in Context – Effectiveness

Effectiveness can increase revenue, improve decision making, and reduce risk. Sounds like sales mumbo jumbo, but it really isn’t. I would think that was an objective for all organizations. Increasing revenue, improving decision making, and reducing risk all rely almost solely on a sound information governance strategy, where a key component is enterprise search.…

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Digital Transformation

Intelligent Content in Context – Metadata

In over 91 percent of organizations, variations on manual tagging are used to describe what a document is about. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked for the past thirty years, and it doesn’t look too hopeful for the next thirty.…

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Efficiency

Intelligent Content in Context – Efficiency

Efficiency is achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. I would venture to guess that there is quite a bit of inefficiency in quite a few organizations. For example, doing the same process over and over, when it was created before your organization used an application to achieve the same goal.…

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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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Big Data

Big Data – Has Its Time Come? Welcome, Big Content

I recently read an article in which Darin Stewart from Gartner substituted ‘content’ for ‘data’ – so we now have big content. I don’t know what’s going to happen to text analytics and its assorted names, but I don’t mind big content.…

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Text Mining and Analytics

So You Want to Do Text Analytics? Step 2: Creating the Content Set

I am not sure that the term ‘content set’ is ever used, except by me, right now. I am sure everyone will now be talking about it! In our previous blog on text analytics, I talked about content optimization, which means, to be blunt, cleaning up the garbage that you have been saving for years.…

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Text Analytics

So You Want to Do Text Analytics? Step 1: Content Optimization

Based on our latest SharePoint and Office 365 State of the Market Survey Results, it appears that SharePoint organizations are thinking about text analytics and data analytics, but haven’t taken the plunge or have moved them higher up the ‘must do’ list.…

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Text Analytics

Text Analytics? Be Careful of Your Search Engine

You have to get to unstructured content in its entirety, and then eliminate the unnecessary. The current mode of operation by the majority of vendors is to force unstructured content into a database field, where it is available for the typical analysis.…

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