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We are committed to educating IT and business professionals on how their peer organizations are solving their challenges, and the varied technology approaches that can be implemented to solve their own challenges.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has compiled the list of its most read blogs and thought leadership articles in 2014. Concept Searching’s blog, Smart Content Discussions continues to grow and now reaches thousands of readers since its launch in 2011. Platform and product agnostic, Smart Content Discussions covers all aspects of managing unstructured content through the generation of business critical metadata, to improve any application or business process that requires the use of metadata.

“Being at the forefront of technology since 2001, we have been focused on our technologies to automate metadata generation, auto-classify content, and provide the framework to deliver real business value to diverse industries through taxonomy management.” commented Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “As an industry leader, we are committed to educating IT and business professionals on how their peer organizations are solving their challenges, and the varied technology approaches that can be implemented to solve their own challenges,” he concluded.

The top read blogs and articles include the following:

Taxonomies in SharePoint – Boon or Bust?
Managed Metadata Services, the Term Store, and term sets, are pretty basic concepts for those few who are quite savvy about taxonomies. For those who aren’t, the whole process is somewhat unclear. In either case, for many, it is too manual, too onerous, and not worth the time. Our SharePoint and Office 365 Metadata Survey indicated that most organizations just aren’t using the capabilities – they are only wish list items. Some survey respondents didn’t even understand Term Store capabilities. Enter Office 365 and now OneDrive for Business. Read more

Eliminate Manual Tagging – Pie in the Sky? I think not.
Manual tagging is still highly prevalent in many, if not in most, organizations. Even by providing business users with the tags to select from a drop down list, the approach is haphazard at best. Inconsistent, erroneous, and subjective metadata can wreak havoc when solving metadata application challenges. They can become particularly harmful when they impact a core business process, for example records management, and result in non-compliance issues. The elimination of end user tagging in automatic semantic metadata generation capabilities represents a significant step forward in managing content. Read more

Information Governance is NOT Records Management
I just read a paper by a well-known analyst, about which I won’t get into any more specifics. The gist of the paper was that information governance was actually records management. My real point is that information governance is not records management. In alignment with a survey white paper we did, the general feedback was that most people didn’t really understand information governance. Or, perhaps, weren’t joining the dots. Read more

Using a Taxonomy to Improve Records Management
Since I seem to be on a compliance kick this week, I found the following quote quite insightful: “More than 100,000 international laws and regulations are potentially relevant to Forbes Global 1000 companies – ranging from financial disclosure requirements to standards for data retention and privacy. Additionally, many of these regulations are evolving and often vary or even contradict one another across borders and jurisdictions.” Lorrie Luellig is of counsel, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, PC. First of all, I am so thankful I have nothing to do with anything regarding compliance, records management, or privacy content. Read more

As bad as my Enterprise Search is – don’t mess with it
I know I have commented on this multiple times and have decided I will again. Just for the heck of it and because I still don’t understand the organizational decision making process where social influence is a ‘good’ thing in enterprise search.

People are emotional, machines are logical. As a result, many search vendors are adding the emotional to search thinking that it mimics people, not machines. Read more

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. Approaching information governance from an unstructured content perspective is a tough sell internally and an enormous project. Why touch it? Is it really broken? But the key business driver is can we trust our content? If the answer is no, then you do have a problem. A very real business problem. Read more

Risk Reduction and Innovation Creation By-products of an Enterprise Metadata Repository
In many organizations, a proactive approach to managing unstructured and semi-structured content has never received the necessary focus or relative importance from within the IT and business infrastructure. Enterprise content management, the phrase of the day in 2000, has lost its luster and has failed to keep up with technology. Knowledge management, once all the rage, is now coming into vogue again. A half-hearted approach to managing content is no longer a viable option, due to unmitigated content growth and the fact that 80% of business decisions are made using unstructured content. Read the entire article

Can Intelligent Search Solve Information Governance Challenges?
Intelligent search is a primary component in information governance and should be treated as a core infrastructure requirement, driven by executive management. When effective, intelligent search forms the basis of improved organizational performance and touches discrete applications that together meet the tactical objectives of an overarching information governance strategy. Read the entire article

Our Smart Content Framework™ article still remains the most widely read white paper available on the website.

About Concept Searching
Concept Searching is the industry leader specializing in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management. Platform agnostic, Concept Searching also has a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, and offers a complete suite of SharePoint and Office 365 solutions. The award winning technologies integrated with Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ encompass the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets in on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environments. Clients have deployed the intelligent metadata enabled solutions to improve search, records management, identification and protection of privacy data, migration, text analytics, eDiscovery, and enterprise social networking applications.

Concept Searching is headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, Canada and South Africa.

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