Concept Searching Releases Top 10 Blogs of 2012

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Thought Leadership in Metadata, Taxonomy, Search, Records Identification, Privacy Data Extraction, SharePoint, and Migration

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Since launch our blog has been well received, tweeted and re-tweeted with significant reader participation. This year we will be incorporating blogs from our partners, as well as from other industry thought leaders.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, shares the top ten most read blogs. Concept Searching’s blog, ‘Smart Content Discussions’, launched in the spring of last year, has successfully grown, and is reaching thousands of readers monthly.

Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “We are a market leading technology company that provides innovative metadata enabled solutions to global industries. Over the past three years we have been well known as a thought leader in our space, and launching our blog was a natural extension of that leadership. Since launch our blog has been well received, tweeted and re-tweeted with significant reader participation. This year we will be incorporating blogs from our partners, as well as from other industry thought leaders.”

The top ten blogs were:

  • Taxonomies in the Dark:

Many organizations are unaware of how to develop and maintain a taxonomy, and some are unsure about whether they need one. Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ outlines an information governance plan for organizations thinking about managing unstructured content. Read the taxonomy blog.

  • Finding Metadata Truth:

From an information lifecycle management perspective, metadata is a key component in the strategy and has been elevated in importance due to compliance, regulatory requirements, and privacy issues. The lack of metadata truth is the inability to find, use and protect content assets. In some industries this has now become a boardroom priority that carries financial repercussions and impacts business agility. Read the metadata truth blog.

  • Protecting Corporate Memory:

Large enterprises across all industries are facing challenges in managing their content to ensure compliance, reduce organizational risk, and increase preparedness for potential litigation. conceptClassifier for SharePoint is being used to facilitate records management processes by eliminating end user non-compliance and inconsistencies, the primary cause of failure. Using Concept Searching’s contentTypeUpdater organizations can create custom Content Types to drive the automatic application of RMS templates. For an in-depth discussion and to discover the benefits Concept Searching clients have achieved, read the corporate memory blog.

  • eDiscovery the Best Way:

Traditional information retrieval systems use ‘keyword searches’ of text and metadata as a means of identifying and filtering documents in e-Discovery. Keyword search captures only 33% of relevant information resulting in the retrieval of potentially a large amount of documents that are not weighted nor ranked based upon their relevance. Concept Searching provides effective tools to reduce costs and alleviate electronic discovery challenges, offering an effective solution that overcomes many of the challenges found in the traditional electronic discovery process. Find out how in the eDiscovery blog.

  • Metadata is the Real Currency of Interoperability:

The ability to capture concept based metadata and retrieve relevant search results from within the organization and diverse applications form the real currency of interoperability. Concept Searching technologies integrate with all Microsoft search products, and with any enterprise search engine. Concept Searching’s solutions provide a unified view, and access to relevant information from disparate silos within an organization or external sources, so can reduce the volume, cost, and time traditionally required to retrieve and find relevant content. Find out how in the metadata interoperability blog.

  • Knowledge Management Now:

Knowledge management is still evolving but now discrete business objectives can be achieved through managing content and intellectual assets, resulting in improved information access, compliance, and records management. To manage unstructured content, a framework to incorporate the logical progression of managing these assets needs to be implemented, which Concept Searching calls the Smart Content Framework™. This approach is at its core knowledge management, but is extensible to information governance focusing on unstructured content. Find out more in the knowledge management blog.

  • Social Media in the Public Sector:

The purpose of social media is ultimately to make government more efficient, but more importantly to make it more transparent, responsive, and easily accessed by citizens. The Internet has created a new level of democracy formerly dominated by specialists. Concept Searching has the expertise to deliver a solution that enables the delivery of a strategic as well as tactical strategy, which encourages participation of citizens and transparency in government but is also appropriate and aligned with compliance concerns. Although talking specifically about government, the same challenge applies to any organization. Find out how these challenges can be met in the social media blog.

  • Search and Use of Content:

According to analysts, 85% of relevant documents are never found during search, 60% are obsolete, and yet another statistic claims that 50% of documents are duplicates. Although it seems almost too basic, the reason for storing content is to use it. But these numbers imply that few organizations have any type of plan on access, availability, or re-use. To achieve the business benefits of managing content from an information lifecycle management approach, the ability to classify content to a taxonomy and the ability to apply policy enabled by metadata management are vital. Read the content blog.

  • SharePoint Success Story:

In IDC’s landmark paper, ‘The Hidden Cost of Information Work’, the often quoted number is 2.5 hours per day per user is spent searching for information. Concept Searching client DAI provides international development in over 60 countries and is using SharePoint as its corporate portal. Leveraging its SharePoint investment and using Concept Searching technologies, DAI is benefiting from increased agility, insight into its accumulated knowledge, content lifecycle management, and a flexible solution which allows its constantly changing business to share knowledge across a number of global offices. Read the blog and the case study.

  • Search Versus Findability:

Vendors in the marketplace all have their particular spin on what improving search actually means. To Concept Searching it means the ability to find concepts and related concepts from a large corpus of content and present it to the user. Concept Searching calls that insight, as it isn’t just about ‘finding’ information, it’s about distilling that information to find exactly what you need, when you need it. The second building block in the Smart Content Framework™ is Insight. Transforming content into knowledge assets can lead to better decision making and business agility, but only works when the content can be found. Read how in the search and findability blog.

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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,, 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

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