Text Mining / Analytics

Text mining and analytics is basically grown-up decision support. Big Data can be outrageously expensive with long implementation cycles. With 80% of an organizations data in text format, is text analytics and mining a missing piece to deliver information of value? What is happening in the industry?

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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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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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Getting a Bit Cloudy Up Here – US CLOUD Act

Getting a Bit Cloudy Up Here – US CLOUD Act

Sometimes our governments appear to be living in a cloud, totally separated from the lives of citizens, often oblivious to what is going on in the world. Tell me what you think about this.…

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The deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is fast approaching.

Are We Part of the GDPR Problem? Yes, I Mean You

The deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is fast approaching. It’s a bit like the situation of when the year was about to change from 1999 to 2000, and it was feared that all applications worldwide may cease functioning.…

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Content Management

How Much Bloated Content Are You Carrying Around? Get Rid of It

A client of ours was having problems with sluggishness and poor performance on one of its servers. Time to spend more money on hardware? One of our professional services staff suggested the client clean up its content.…

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Email Liability

Is Your Email a Liability? Yes, More Than Likely

Email is a strange topic. Supposedly, all adopted collaboration options will result in a decreased email glut. But it’s not happening. I don’t know if it’s because we are so used to communicating via email that we just can’t give it up.…

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Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Which do you find more irritating, ‘wasteful’ meetings or excessive emails? It seems wasteful meetings win, but not by a landslide. According to a study by Workfront, 57 percent of employees find wasteful meetings impact productivity, and 53 percent are annoyed by email interrupting their day.…

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Text mining, text analytics, auto-classification, categorization

Where’s the Insight?

Structured data analytics has been around for quite a while. Unstructured? Not so. Yet Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured, and that a company’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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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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