Concept Searching Announces Most Popular Blogs of 2017

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Smart content discussions blogs reflect the voices of IT and knowledge professionals

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Our blogs enable us to converse directly with professionals, and explore key business and technology issues surrounding the management of content.

Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, has compiled the list of its most read blogs in 2017. Readership of Concept Searching’s blog, Smart Content Discussions, has grown significantly over the past seven years and attracts IT and business professionals from a variety of industries.

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 its use. Other topics pertinent to IT and business are also discussed, often generating lively discussion. Many of the archived blogs are frequently accessed.

“Being at the forefront of technology since 2002 gives our blogs a balance of experience, best practices, and views on topical subjects in the industry,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “We are not only a software developer but also a technology leader – our metadata solutions are cutting-edge and address the most challenging issues facing organizations today. Our blogs enable us to converse directly with professionals, and explore key business and technology issues surrounding the management of content,” he concluded.

The blogs most read and commented on include the following:

Search and You Will Find – Maybe
Today, one of our technical people said that search was a commodity. That is probably valid. But I am hoping that executive management now sees that search, even if it is a commodity, needs to find what you are looking for and only what you are looking for. Read more

Would You Travel to Timbuktu Without a Map? Highly Doubtful
For those of you who love to travel, ever been to Timbuktu? I haven’t. Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a historical city that is still inhabited, in the West African nation of Mali, situated 20 kilometers north of the River Niger, on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Read more

The Most Dangerous Phrase is “We’ve always done it this way”
I just read a quote, author unknown, which stated the most dangerous phrase is “We’ve always done it this way.” As a one-time software instructor, that brings back painful memories of me wanting to strangle students and having to refrain. The author was probably an instructor too. Anyway, the bottom line is that people don’t like change. Period. Read more

Findability or Usability?
You know, I hate the word findability. I don’t know why, it just rubs me up the wrong way. I was thinking about using a different word. I like usability. There is a big difference between the two words. Did you know that if the median Fortune 1000 company were to increase the usability of its data by 10 percent, company revenue would be expected to increase by $2.02 billion? Read more

Enterprise Content Management Systems – Sort of Like Rabbits
Rabbits get a bad rap, as they continually reproduce. Actually, they can have up to 5 litters per year, with up to 12 babies. There you have it. It struck me that this is very similar to enterprise content management (ECM) software, which appears to replicate itself throughout an organization. Read more

What Exactly Are You Collaborating On? Is It Safe?
The average SharePoint enterprise collaborates with 72 business partners via OneDrive and SharePoint Online, according to Skyhigh Networks. That’s quite a few. Is collaboration safe? May sound like a stupid question, but this subject seems to be overlooked in the growing world of vendors and analyst reports. Read more

Migrating to a New Website? What’s the Best Day?
Yes, there are recommendations for the best days to migrate to a new website. In fact, they are days that I never would have thought of. Ready? Ta-da – a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Read more

How Much is Your Share Value? It Just Went Down if You Had a Cyberattack
If you have publicly traded stock and have had a cybersecurity breach, the price of your shares has dropped – permanently. Did you know that? Read more

Digital Waste or Patient Care?
Across all industries, unstructured content represents 80 percent of data. The mere 20 percent is structured. Unstructured data is vital in just about any industry, and perhaps in healthcare it represents a significant untapped resource that the industry is still struggling to exploit. Capturing clinical data has been a key objective for decades, funneling the data into downstream workflows to gain more in-depth functionality across a wide range of applications from billing to population management. Read more

Can Big Data and Text Analytics Be Friends? No, I Don’t Think So
Years ago, more years than I care to admit, data warehousing was all the rage. A precursor, if you will, to big data. Times have changed. Big data is, well, big data. So much so, a data warehousing solution could no longer choke down data and spit out an answer. Hence, scalability is key, as is performance. And, of course, the ability to handle massive amounts of data, fast. Read more

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 encompass the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets in on-premises, 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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