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The Importance of Metadata

We have blogged about this topic before, and it’s still one of our favorite subjects – metadata tagging. For years, metadata would make business professionals somewhat bored when explained to them.…

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Intelligent Search - Concept Searching

Why a Metadata Repository Will Improve Search and Information Transparency

Intelligent search can be achieved when an organization recognizes the value of a metadata repository or enterprise metadata environment. A stumbling block within information governance is, and always has been, the lack of metadata and subjective metadata, along with the issue of the business user as the primary author of metadata.…

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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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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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Metadata

It’s All About Tagging – Or Is It?

One of my favorite subjects – metadata tagging. For years, metadata would make business professionals stare glassily into space when explained to them. No more, I hope. Metadata is now information currency and if it isn’t woven into technology frameworks as the critical component in achieving organizational business objectives, then enterprises suffer from content paralysis.…

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Records Management – It’s All the Fault of the End Users

According to a statistic from Prism International, 67 percent of data loss in records management is due to end user error. All I have is the statistic and no additional information. But if we can agree that the percentage is high and don’t doubt the validity, we can put a stake in the ground for discussion purposes.…

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Building a House for Information Governance

I’ve noticed that from an unstructured and semi-structured perspective that many SharePoint organizations don’t really see the big picture of Information Governance. But they sure know it from the tactical level.…

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