Metadata, Auto-classification, Taxonomy, and Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions Experts Identify Pulse and Opinion of Technology and Business Professionals

 McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK – February 4, 2016

Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, has compiled the   list of its most read blogs and thought leadership articles in 2015. The readership of Concept Searching’s blog, Smart Content Discussions, has increased every year for the past five years and now reaches thousands of readers each month. Platform and product agnostic, Smart Content Discussions covers the major topics of the day on a wide variety of subjects. Often encouraging lively discussions, it offers practical, logical, and independent assessments.

According to Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, “Our company has always been focused on the opinions, priorities, and challenges of our industry community. Our blogs, annual surveys, articles, and webinars reflect honest reader feedback that reveals what is important to the community at large and, more specifically, to our clients and prospects. Through the discussion of sometimes controversial topics we are able to learn what is important to our readers. As a vendor, it is imperative that we understand the needs and requirements of the IT community.”

The most popular blogs, programs, and articles include the following:

The Sting of a Hornet …Ouch!

According to Osterman Research, 95% of business users primarily communicate via email. Of emails sent, 98% were sent with attachments. Secure? Highly doubtful. Mobile devices and BYOD have unlocked a hornet’s nest and have put security of confidential information at risk. In the BYOD world, who owns the content, the owner of the device or the organization? Does the organization have the right to access the device to identify confidential information? Current court cases will decide the outcome. Read more…

Information Whatever – Just do It!

Information governance. Still quite the buzzword in technical circles. I think many C-level executives and others really don’t understand what information governance is. I firmly believe there is a disconnect between the formal definition of information governance as defined as the following, Information governance, or IG, is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information at an enterprise level, supporting an organization’s immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements.” That’s quite a mouthful. Read more…

The effective taxonomy versus redaction? This is a question?

Don’t ask me why, but my reading wanderings took me to the subject of redaction. I’m not going to knock it. I understand, from my very brief readings, that it is an extremely valuable tool in many organizations. The reason I started down this path was an editorial in KMWorld, ‘Protect Private Information through Redaction: Analysis and Recommendation’, that redaction software could solve (the word used was lessen) the woes of privacy exposures, specifically the author referred to PII, but also applied it to other privacy scenarios. I found this very interesting. And, very honestly, it did contain some good advice and insight into how redaction can assist in protecting PII. Read more…

Man versus Machine – Who will win the battle?

I happened to write an article not too long ago about the elimination of end user tagging, auto-classification and taxonomy tools. It appears that I struck quite a raw nerve, and was surprised that a gang of ruffians weren’t waiting for me outside my front door to silence my typing fingers forever. To clarify the issue, readers assumed that metadata generation and auto-classification tools would replace humans, which is not what I meant at all. Read more…

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me.

I don’t know how many of you actually remember or have ever even heard the nursery rhyme. Probably showing my age, or the ability to remember useless snippets. To business. I have been reading for the past few months on the growing problem of business users loading the applications they use, or accessing their personal applications, at work. For the user, maybe that is fine, for enterprise security and administration it is a growing problem. I finally read an article that named this phenomenon – ‘Shadow IT’. Rather catchy for an IT term. Read more…

Demos On Demand Program Launched

Concept Searching launched a highly successful ‘Demos On Demand’ program in 2015, for individuals interested in learning more about auto-classification, metadata management, and taxonomies, but would prefer to view demos according to their own schedule. These mini-recordings are short, informal, and focus on basic product functions. In 2016, new recordings will focus on business and high level topics, such as compliance, building an enterprise metadata repository, information governance, data security, and migration.

Articles and White Papers

Concept Searching authored a variety of well-received, technical and business material throughout 2015. The following items achieved the highest readership:

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