McLean, VA and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, is pleased to announce that the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has selected Concept Searching’s technologies. The multi-year multi-million dollar contract will underpin MEDCOM’s Enterprise Collaboration Initiative (ECI).
MEDCOM will be using the Smart Content Framework™ to deliver improved data transparency, automated application of records retention codes for records management, and the automated application of access and information rights management policies in SharePoint 2010. In an effort to modernize its IT portfolio to meet existing and future demands, MEDCOM is standardizing on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and last summer made a strategic decision to fully leverage SharePoint’s Managed Metadata Services, as opposed to using third-party propriety products that “mimic” existing SharePoint capabilities while devaluing investment in the SharePoint platform and putting the organization at future financial and operational risk as SharePoint continues to evolve.
Unlike any other IT acquisition process, MEDCOM viewed their ECI as a weapon system and utilized Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) analysis guidelines in evaluating the use of metadata as the “ammunition” that is used to achieve desired mission outcomes. After a lengthy evaluation process, Concept Searching was selected as the “ammunition” manufacturer and maintainer because of its ability to meet all of MEDCOM’s requirements, as well as its expertise within the DoD healthcare sector stretching back to 2004.
“We are delighted that the US Army Medical Command has selected conceptClassifier for SharePoint. They were very thorough in the selection process, and their requirements were very explicit and well thought out,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “This enterprise-wide multi-year agreement further emphasizes our leadership in the defense, healthcare, and public sectors. We are excited about having MEDCOM as another client for whom we have been able to solve information, knowledge, and records management challenges.”
Going beyond a technology solution, Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ for information governance is a toolset based on conceptClassifier for SharePoint and provides the enterprise framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues.
Underlying the Smart Content Framework™, conceptClassifier for SharePoint provides the ability to transparently tag content with semantic, security and records retention code metadata, auto-classify content to organizational taxonomies, automate the migration of content from multiple sources into SharePoint, and automate the native application of SharePoint Records Management and Information Rights Management policies. The result - one set of technologies, running natively in SharePoint that improves search, provides an enterprise metadata repository, automates records management, ensures compliance, protects and secures data, and facilitates migration.
“The uniqueness of our Smart Content Framework™ coupled with our technology, allows clients to address specific challenges they are trying to solve. In the case of MEDCOM, they are implementing five of the initial Building Blocks of the framework for information governance including metadata management and insight for search transparency, governance, policy and privacy for the management of records the lock down of sensitive information, and secure collaboration at all levels,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “The Smart Content Framework™ is unique in the industry, addressing this wide range of challenges facing both federal and commercial organizations.”
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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 information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of 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 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, 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, 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 drive intelligent migration, enable effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information and enhance governance. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit http://www.conceptsearching.com
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