McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has entered into a partnership agreement with Black Blade Associates, the information technology product and services company specializing in advisory, architectural, and technological consulting services, providing organizations access to subject matter expertise in Microsoft business software.
This arrangement brings together Concept Searching’s expertise in metadata generation, search, auto-classification and taxonomy management, and Black Blade’s experience in designing, implementing, and operating services-oriented, modular, and maintainable enterprise systems that merge seamlessly with their business processes.
Black Blade has Concept Searching Technically Certified Partner status, awarded only to partners who have demonstrated consistently high technical competency and have continued to invest in both their technical environment and staff in support of the partnership.
Technology from Concept Searching will complement Black Blade’s experience in advisory, architectural, and technological consulting services, providing organizations access to subject matter expertise in Microsoft business software. Its consultants help organizations design, implement, and operate services-oriented, modular, and maintainable enterprise systems that merge seamlessly with their business processes.
Bradley Smith, CEO at Black Blade, said, “Many of our customers have experienced difficulty in getting their users to adopt new processes and ways of organizing information. Concept Searching’s products are on the cutting edge of making information organization more intuitive and useful, and we feel that they provide the features that industry and government need to truly improve their information management.”
Concept Searching delivers its Smart Content Framework™ to the partnership, which is a toolset based on its flagship product conceptClassifier for SharePoint, that provides the enterprise infrastructure framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. The result is one set of technologies, running natively in SharePoint, which improves search, provides an enterprise metadata repository, automates records management, ensures compliance, protects and secures data, and facilitates migration.
Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Black Blade. Its technical expertise demonstrated with the Concept Searching product suite is of the highest quality and we are very pleased to have the organization as a Certified Technical partner. Black Blade has extensive knowledge of the Federal and DoD space, and together we provide a solid and dependable service delivery vehicle to our defense clients. Concept Searching is Microsoft's only managed partner in the SharePoint ecosystem delivering enterprise class taxonomy management and auto-classification, and our Microsoft suite of products is unique in its native integration with the SharePoint 2010 Term Store and managed metadata properties. This makes Concept Searching the ideal partner for Black Blade customers looking to benefit from enterprise wide intelligent search solutions.”
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About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This infrastructure framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.
Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, Office 365, and in Microsoft Office applications.
The building blocks of Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ are being used by organizations from a diverse number of industries including the US Army, the US Air Force, the UK MOD, Baker Hughes, DAI, Deloitte, Logica, NASA Safety Center, OppenheimerFunds, Point B, Perkins+Will, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns & McDonnell, MarketResearch.com, the US Department of Health & Human Services, Transport for London, the London Fire Brigade, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Xerox.
Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to improve search outcomes, enable effective records management, identify and secure sensitive information, improve governance and compliance, add structure to Enterprise 2.0, facilitate eDiscovery, and drive intelligent migration. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit http://www.conceptsearching.com.
About Black Blade Associates
Black Blade Associates is an information technology product and services company with offices located in Northern Virginia and Massachusetts. Through its products and services it seeks to lower the barrier to entry for enterprise technology solutions, allowing it to bring advanced business capability to companies of any size. Its customers include commercial companies, government contractors, civilian and military government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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