Taxonomy and Workflow

Are taxonomies a dinosaur of the past or still relevant today? Taxonomies are pretty much under the radar and everyone has placed their hopes on artificial intelligence. What do you do in the meantime and is artificial intelligence all it is hyped up to be?

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Records Management

Is Your Records Management Typical? Oh, so Sorry

Industry analysis shows that the typical approach to records management is not very successful and is also not integrated with an overall information governance plan. The growth of unstructured data, new requirements to track all formats of content, including social, the need for proactive preparation for compliance mandates, and the potential for unexpected litigation can prove challenging to organizations.…

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Security - Concept Searching

How’s Your Security Posture? Exhausted Probably

The number of corporate data breaches has reduced for the first time in five years, according to recent reports. I don’t know, should we believe it? I wonder, if we ignore the problems created by cybercriminals, will they just fade away? I kind of doubt it. If it were true, it would be welcome news to those enterprise security teams that find themselves overwhelmed.…

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Solving Data Breach Problems

Insider Versus Outsider – Where Is the Real Threat? How One Company Solved its Data Breach Problem

Human activity can be risky. IT administrators may get bogged down with trivial items, become complacent, and adopt an ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude.…

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Artificial Intelligence

Boolean Operators and AI? I Am Confused

I may be totally off base on this, so jump in and straighten me out. These days, you don’t see any news, portals, or periodicals that don’t push how wonderful artificial intelligence (AI) is. But I am not going to get into a debate on the benefits and drawbacks of AI right now.  

In traversing the Internet, I have come across many software vendors touting they are using AI in their products. I ask myself, when did this happen?…

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Data Discovery and Classification Solutions - Concept Searching

False Negatives and Positives – Two Ways, and I Can Bet Which One You Will Pick

I will say right up front that I could never even attempt a manual approach to manipulate the number of false positives or negatives – not possible. Hopefully, you never have to attempt it.…

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Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems – May They Rest in Peace

“An estimated 75 percent of today’s content management solutions were installed before the year 2010 – meaning that most organizations are now depending upon systems that at best are dated, and at worst dangerously close to end-of-life.” Source: Holly Group.…

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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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