Concept Searching and PPC Announce Details of the 2013 Expert Webinar Series

Back by popular demand - All new webinars focusing on best practices and approaches addressing high-profile topics in managing unstructured content

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The Concept Searching and PPC Webinar Series identifies best practices and has been designed to be both educational and practical, providing strategic as well as tactical guidelines and knowledge.

McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software and developers of the Smart Content Framework™, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2013 Expert Webinar Series hosted jointly with PPC. In their third year, these webinars have proven to be highly-successful and informative for attendees. New topics this year include a focus on managing unstructured and semi-structured content, and tackling new challenges that are becoming priorities, regardless of industry.

Enterprises are attempting to proactively address the range of challenges due to the explosion of unstructured content. Not only is enterprise search resurging as a high-priority infrastructure component, but collaboration in the cloud, cyber security, simplifying records identification and document life cycle management, information governance, and evaluating open-source options are all coming to the forefront as ways to not only protect organizations but also improve business performance and productivity. The Concept Searching and PPC Webinar Series identifies best practices on these topics, and has been designed to be both educational and practical, providing strategic as well as tactical guidelines and knowledge.

To Register for the Webinars in the 2013 Expert Series, click here.

Maximizing Productivity and Innovation with Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Architecture
Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
In today's business world, employees can collaborate from anywhere, inside or outside the organization. While this new way of work can improve business performance, it can also lead to disruptions and distractions that kill worker productivity. Organizations struggle with how to implement and deploy a collaborative solution to gain the benefits. PPC and Concept Searching will discuss strategies for creating a virtual collaborative environment that improves productivity, engagement and encourages an innovative culture, while decreasing traditional costs of collaboration. This complimentary webinar explores how to design taxonomies around value information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making. The session will discuss how this approach drives value and delivers a superior end user experience across multiple platforms, improving findability and therefore user engagement.
Speakers: Heather McAuliffe, Principal - Content Strategist at PPC, and Don Miller, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching

Designing an Information Architecture to Support Cyber Security and Information Assurance
Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
In the ever-growing virtual environment known as cyberspace, cyber-attacks can result in great damage to individuals, companies, or governments. These attacks can include stealing an organization’s intellectual property, confiscating online bank accounts, creating and distributing viruses on other computers, posting confidential business information on the Internet and disrupting a country’s critical national infrastructure. In this webinar PPC and Concept Searching will discuss how Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ can be used to design a solid Information Architecture which supports cyber security and information assurance in your organization. The session will illustrate why this information architecture will help to secure the weakest links and to proactively identify data exposures before they happen.
Speakers: David Stepp, Senior Principal - Cyber Security at PPC, and Don Miller, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching

Effective Information Governance Results in High Value to Your Organization
Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Information governance is emerging as a critical discipline. The overarching enterprise information governance structure allows staff to work in the most efficient and effective way possible, by giving them access to information assets in a controlled and secure manner. A key component is ease of use and transparency. If governance or information management controls are too difficult, they will fail. If they are weak or non-existent, the organization faces high risk due to non-compliance, litigation, and poor decision making. PPC and Concept Searching will discuss how information governance can be deployed to create an accountability framework to achieve organizational objectives in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information, and how Concept Searching technologies can be used to compliment a highly-effective information governance strategy.
Speakers: Heather McAuliffe, Principal - Content Strategist at PPC, and Don Miller, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching

Best Practices for Architecting Taxonomy and Metadata in an Open-Source Environment
Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Open source solutions are now mainstream and being evaluated by organizations of all sizes and all industries. Some of the advantages include removing vendor lock-in, achieving lower total cost of ownership, and leveraging open-source’s greater flexibility and commitment to interoperability. Regardless of environment, organizations need to evaluate the integration of open-source solutions and the ability to simultaneously develop taxonomies and an enterprise metadata environment that work seamlessly together. In this webinar PPC and Concept Searching will discuss factors and best practices for integrating third party solutions into Drupal and other open source environments.
Speakers: Sirish Ayyagari, Senior Drupal Architect at PPC, and Don Miller, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching

Financial Regulation - Better Data for Better Decisions
Date: Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
For financial regulation in agencies such as the SEC, FDIC, and CFPB, a key component is XBRL technologies. PPC and Concept Searching will discuss how the Concept Searching technologies integrate with XBRL and why this integrated solution reduces costs and improves compliance. PPC will provide their expertise and experience in the financial regulation industry and explore best practices and lessons learned. This includes financial reporting issues including IFRS, reporting for multiple agencies, repetitive and often identical reporting. Formats can differ between the agencies and reports, and Concept Searching and the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, and 2013 Update to the XBRL US GAAP Taxonomy.
Speakers: Heather McAuliffe, Principal - Content Strategist at PPC, and Don Miller, Vice President of Sales at Concept Searching

To Register for the Webinars in the 2013 Expert Series click here.

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About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching is now the industry leader specializing in conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management. Platform agnostic, Concept Searching is also a Microsoft managed partner with a Gold competency in Application Development, and offers a complete suite of SharePoint 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, protection of privacy data, migration, text analytics, eDiscovery, and Enterprise/Web 2.0.

Concept Searching is headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, Canada and South Africa. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies visit http://www.conceptsearching.com and our Blog, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About PPC
PPC is a leading provider and innovator of IT Technology and Management Consulting services, dedicated to providing fully integrated solutions to public and private organizations. PPC has the experience and resources of a large business along with the focus, agility and innovation of a small business. As an independent consulting firm, it offers impartial, in-depth discovery and analysis resulting in unbiased solutions that emphasize increased quality, efficiency and effectiveness for its clients.

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