The White Paper is Here

March 2, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

KMWorld recently released a white paper on big data, and though it contains helpful information to tackling the challenge that comes with the data explosion, they didn’t need to run through the streets declaring its arrival.

Big data isn’t a new problem and it isn’t going away anytime soon. It is big, and complex, and will be with us forever.

The white paper, Best Practices in Analytics for Big Data, can help how you think how your organization can solve this potentially overwhelming challenge. Download it here.

Taxonomies can also help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

2015 SBR Taxonomy Published

February 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

The Netherlands Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Program has published the first beta version (9.0.b.1) of the 2015 SBR Taxonomy 2015. This interesting information came to us from XBRL in their release, “Netherlands 2015 SBR Taxonomy Published.

SBR is the national standard for the digital exchange of all business reports. Together with organizations from the market, such as accountants, bookkeepers, software vendors and banks, the Dutch government developed SBR.

Along with the addition of inheritance tax declarations, a highlight of the new taxonomy is a simplification of the interface for filing statistical information. The publication of the final taxonomy will be December 2, 2015 and parties have until November 14, 2015 to comment.

The SBR effort in the Netherlands is modeling a great way forward in terms of cross-agency collaboration. Policy makers and regulators should watch and learn.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Managing the Metadata

February 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

A recent survey conducted by SOA Software indicates that a large percentage of biopharma companies are seeking metadata management technology solutions. Currently, only 10% of them actually have a technology solution in place. Sys-Con Media brought this news to our attention in their article, “Metadata Management is on the Rise in BioPharma.”

Many organizations are realizing that by automating the implementation of standards through effective metadata management, they can become more agile while reducing costs. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies, and one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Finding Data in Storage

February 26, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

21st Century Technologies Limited has developed an indigenous records and information management solution that offers companies secure, innovative, and customized document storage and management. This Day Live brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “21st Century Technologies Introduces Document Management Solutions.”

The customized solutions have been described as the answer to document storage, file storage, and document management services, and are designed to tackle the painful areas that most organizations face in data storage and access.

Access to data is important. It can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Classifying Order

February 25, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Standards are important for many reasons. Consistency creates quality, and standards create consistency. Professional standards for archival descriptions involve a hierarchical structure. This ensures that users will find your archival database easy to navigate. This interesting topic came from the blog, Eloquent, in their post, “Understanding Archival Hierarchies.”

Sometimes, figuring out where to start is the biggest hurdle. We found this video presentation helpful for users to figure out how to create the structure as the data is entered. Other applications also contain hierarchical structures, which are the classification scheme for records and the storage locations for physical items. This second video presentation illustrates the ease of managing any hierarchical structure using Web-based software.

Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Better Analytics, Better Data

February 23, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Cambridge Semantics and SPARQL City are collaborating to offer an integrated graph analytics solutions with semantic understanding to help enterprises get better understanding and value from big data. This interesting information came from Virtual Strategy Magazine in their article, “Cambridge Semantics and SPARQL City Forge Partnership to Offer Interactive Big Data Search, Analytics & Data Management Solutions.”

Cambridge Semantics offers Anzo Smart Data Platform (Anzo SDP), leveraged by customers and partners for building interactive Smart Data solutions that help enterprises discover, analyze, and manage data from diverse sources. SPARQL City’s Hadoop-based graph analytics engine provides a way for people to query semi-structured and structured data and find more nuanced relationships within and across these datasets in graphical representations.

Findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Metadata is Your Friend

February 20, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Metadata has taken a serious blow. Despite the value it adds to findability and comprehensive search, the fear that “big brother” was listening in on every phone call you had with your mother made metadata a bad word. This interesting topic came from The Hill in their article, “NSA chief: Paris-style attack ‘makes life a lot harder‘.

Perspective is key here. The tragedy of the attacks in Paris last month provides that much-needed perspective. The sadness and horror that happened illustrates an increasing challenge for intelligence officials.

We now rely on properly applied metadata to search at the speed we need to find the data we seek. However, if you don’t have the data properly indexed against a solid taxonomy to begin with, searching with speed will not get you very far.

A strong standards-based taxonomy is one with true integrity. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Managing the Quantity of Data

February 19, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The increasing digitization of information, combined with multiple vehicles that bring them to you and take information from you, can be overwhelming. Datamation brought this thought to us in their article, “Big Data: 9 Steps to Extract Insight from Unstructured Data.”

The pace of digital information is growing every day. According to industry researcher Gartner, about 80% of data held by an organization is unstructured data, consisting largely of information gathered from customer calls, emails, and social media feeds.

This growth of data, along with the added pressure to make records management user-friendly, leaves many organizations looking for outside help and alternatives.

One way to ensure findability, even with big data issues, is through a taxonomy. A standards-based taxonomy can help you provides clear order to your data, which enables comprehensive search results. Standards are key to a solid taxonomy and comprehensive indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Expand Your Learning

February 17, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) is offering two separate webinars in the coming weeks that can assist you in your professional development. AIIM conducts these webinars in partnership with leading industry analysts and consulting firms. There will also be a live Q&A during each event.

The first one is on February 18, 2015 and it its titled, “Digital Signatures Come of Age in the Enterprise: Why Aren’t You On Board?” Digital transformation ranks high on the corporate agenda of many organizations, but low on the implementation. It doesn’t have to be that way. In this webinar, you will learn all you need to know about digital signatures.

Next week on February 25, 2015 the next webinar will be “How Are You Connecting and Optimizing SharePoint?” Wherever you are in your journey with SharePoint, AIIM President John Mancini will update you on the latest AIIM research conducted in early 2015. He’ll examine the trends over the years and will distill what you need to know to benchmark yourself against this extensive research.

These webinars are free and last about one hour.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

Early Bird Discount Extended for Text Analytics World

February 13, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Text Analytics World is meeting in San Francisco March 30-April 1. If you haven’t already registered, remember that the conference covers a wide range of topics in two broad areas:  social media (sentiment analysis, customer behavior prediction, voice of the customer, etc.) and the latest enterprise text analytics applications, for such things as enterprise search enhancement, e-Discovery, and fraud detection.

The opening keynote speaker is Peter Morville, President, Semantic Studios. He will be talking about “The Architecture of Understanding.”

There are also workshops on big data, predictive analysis, and much more. The early bird registration discount has been extended to February 27th. You can  save up to $400.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

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