Concept Searching Partners with Firstservis

Combined Strengths Bring New Business Opportunities in Search, Classification and Content to Australia and South East Asia

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We are excited about the opportunity to work with Firstservis. Their background and experience in the search, classification and content space makes the team the perfect choice to spearhead Concept Searching’s growth in Australia and South East Asia.

McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) September 24, 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 Firstservis, the provider of high-end IT consultancy to some of the largest companies in Australia and South East Asia. The arrangement brings together Concept Searching’s expertise in metadata generation, search, classification and taxonomy management, and Firstservis’ extensive knowledge of enterprise search process and technology.

Technology from Concept Searching will complement the Firstservis Enterprise Search Practice’s best practice and thought leadership in information management and access solutions across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. As a Microsoft partner, Firstservis is unique in its focus on search and metadata and its depth of experience on the Microsoft FAST platform.

Andrew Young, Information Strategy Lead at Firstservis, said, “Increasingly, enterprises are struggling to tag information with the necessary metadata for effective information governance and retrieval. As information creation becomes more and more dispersed in terms of users and devices we expect manual processes to break under the strain. For this reason we have partnered with Concept Searching to bring its unique semantic metadata management and auto-classification software technology to these shores.”

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 Firstservis. Their background and experience in the search, classification and content space makes the team the perfect choice to spearhead Concept Searching’s growth in Australia and South East Asia. Concept Searching is Microsoft's only managed partner in the SharePoint ecosystem delivering 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 Firstservis 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, 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 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 Firstservis
Firstservis provides high-end IT consultancy to some of the largest companies in Australia and South East Asia. The company was established in 2007 by an international group of entrepreneurs, who have all had previous success in the technology industry in a variety of global markets.

Its Enterprise Search Practice offers end-to-end search design, implementation and optimization services for both corporate knowledge portals and internet websites. Whether the application is on-premise or in the cloud, Firstservis provides lasting value with solutions that adapt to user behaviours and changing content environments. For more information please visit http://firstservis.com or contact Andrew Young, Information Strategy Lead, on +61 447 220 500. Follow Firstservis: http://www.twitter.com/firstservis
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