Posts Tagged ‘enterprise data’

Get a Grip on Big Data with ‘Content Intelligence’

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Jeremy Bentley of KMWorld recently wrote, “The age of the Internet has made us accustomed to having all the information we could want readily available at our fingertips – quite literally so, thanks to laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices… Unfortunately, we rarely experience the same level of data accessibility in our workplaces, where internal information assets can be massive and hugely complex—and not at all easy to access search with the pinpoint precision that is usually required to find a very specific document or piece of content. Addressing this challenge should be high on the priorities list of any organization aiming to extract value efficiently from unstructured content. But it is proving to be no easy task.” Read more

Let Your Enterprise Graph Tell You A Story

entgrafEvery picture tells a story, don’t it? Well, turns out that’s true in the enterprise as much as on our Facebook pages. In this case, the picture is the enterprise graph of the workforce – who interacts with whom, when, in what context. And the story is what the patterns of interactions revealed by the graph may say about employee engagement, influence, and how to better leverage all that to the business’ – and the employees’ — benefit.

When Marie Wallace, IBM analytics strategist, looks at social and collaborative networks and other sources of enterprise communications and channels for business processes, such as CRM systems, “I am interested in the narrative,” she told an audience at the Sentiment Analytics Symposium earlier this month. “There is a lot of information in CRM systems – who met with whom, what industry the client is in, what products were presented. All this is valuable and contributes to the enterprise graph.”

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Smarten Up Your Content

mmrWhat’s your content smarts? Chances are they’re not as strong as you’d like them to be.

Research this month from MindMetre Research shows that 89 percent of organizations believe they need to gain greater insight into their growing volumes of unstructured data to improve their commercial advantages and gain a competitive edge. That insight into such data, the research reports, could feed a number of business-boosting scenarios. “This content can be used to provide insights for proposals and projects, to inform business relationships, to enable collaboration, to avoid repetition of research, to repurpose content, and generally to streamline the flow of enterprise knowledge and avoid replication of work already done,” says Paul Lindsell, Managing Director of MindMetre.

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Connect The Dots: Embarcadero Technologies’ Update Integrates Metadata Governance Repository Knowledge With Its Database Tools

connectEmbarcadero Technologies has an update of its database tools –  ER/Studio, DBArtisan, Rapid SQL, DB Optimizer and DB Change Manager XE5 — that among its new features includes integration with its Connect metadata governance repository. Connect, which The Semantic Web Blog covered here, keeps all the information about an enterprise’s data — what it means and where it is – to bridge the gap between the work of governance teams and that of day-to-day operations.

“We are providing terrific metadata integration right in the product,” says Henry Olson, director of product management. It is effectively the first instance of collaboration, syndication and integration across ER/Studio, Embarcadero’s data architecture and modeling tools, DB PowerStudio database development, administration, and performance tuning solutions, and Connect. “That’s a deep theme for us because it is a perennial problem in large organizations to make the work of the data architect team more broadly available,” he says, “and to make others more aware of the data assets and better able to use them.”

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Redlink Brings The Semantic Web To Integrators

rsz_relinkA cloud-based platform for semantic enrichment, linked data publishing and search technologies is underway now at startup Redlink, which bills it as the world’s first project of its kind.

The company has a heritage in the European Commission-funded IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack) Open Source Project, created to provide a stack of semantic features for use in content management systems and the birthplace of Apache Stanbol, as well as in the Linked Media Framework project, from which Apache Marmotta derived. The founding developers of those open source projects are founders of Redlink, and Apache Stanbol, which provides a set of reusable components for semantic content management (including adding semantic information to “non-semantic” pieces of content), and Apache Marmotta, which provides Linked Data platform capabilities, are core to the platform, as is Apache Solr for enterprise search.

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Make Enterprise Search Better For Users, And Better For IT

rsz_searchHow seamlessly are employees able to conduct searches for enterprise data?

According to a new survey from SearchYourCloud, not very. Some searches, it finds, take up to 25 minutes, and often users have to do 8 different queries until the right document is found. Only 1 in 5 searches come out with correct results the first time. “That’s appalling in this day and age,” says founder and CEO Simon Bain.

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RAGE Frameworks Launches Enterprise Big Data Platform

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WESTWOOD, Mass., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – RAGE Frameworks, a provider of Big Data and Business Process Transformation Solutions, announces the launch of GYAN™, its Enterprise Big Data Platform. GYAN™, which stands for knowledge in Sanskrit, signals the arrival of applied Big Data technology that will enable Real Time Intelligent Business Operations.

Much more than adding a layer of standalone “analytics on top”, GYAN™ with its underlying RAGE Enterprise™ engine is set up to fundamentally transform Enterprise Operations by integrating structured and unstructured content, transactional and analytics functions, internal and external sources, in one integrated platform.  Read more

Connect Lets Enterprises Step Into Metadata Governance

rsz_connect_graphicsEarlier this year Embarcadero Technologies began discussing its product roadmap designed to help companies succeed at metadata governance management (see our story here). Today the vendor releases its metadata governance platform, Embarcadero Connect.

“It’s about making database tools smarter and users experts, about letting both database and business professionals to make better use of the data resources they have while aligning with governance, compliance and security initiatives,” says Henry Olson, director of product management.

There’s the job of dealing with Big Data, he agrees, but equally an urgent challenge is dealing with data complexity of the type he describes bedeviling one of Embarcadero’s mid-sized customers in the financial services sector. During a recent chat that customer described how it had several hundred systems and 380,000 distinct data elements.

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Mindbreeze InSite is “Trend-Setting Product 2013″

Linz, Austria, September 05, 2013 –(PR.com)– Mindbreeze scored highly yet again with the KMWorld jury, receiving the prestigious KMWorld Award for Mindbreeze InSite. The “Trend-Setting Products 2013” were selected from more than 700 entries from some 300 vendors. KMWorld is the leading magazine for Knowledge Management Systems and Content and Document Management in the US. It is the sixth time in succession that Mindbreeze has won this award. Read more

TEMIS Acquires i3 Analytics

PARIS and COLUMBIA, Maryland, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TEMIS, the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today that they have acquired the US-based i3 Analytics, a provider of advanced data analytics and visualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2011 and employing former NIH (National Institutes of Health) engineers, i3 Analytics provides the award-winning Biopharma Navigator, a Software-as-a-Service platform that charts the biopharma landscape based on Life Sciences open data. Providing customers with tailor-made, relevant and intuitive visualization maps, the i3 Analytics’ Biopharma Navigator enables Life Sciences professionals to work faster, provide critical information to their peers, and make fast and informed clinical, regulatory, and business decisions.  Read more

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