Expanding the Clouds

January 29, 2016  
Posted in News, storage

Oracle has expanded its cloud services portfolio in a number of ways recently. One of those is the Oracle Integration Cloud Service  – an integration platform that helps users make connections between on-premises and software as a service (SaaS) applications, and then monitor those connections through visual dashboards and other tools. Tech Target brought this news to our attention in their article, “Oracle cloud services push hybrid infrastructure, PaaS.”

This is one step of many in their endeavor to distinguish itself in the market with a hybrid cloud strategy that helps users bridge legacy, on-premises apps with those running in the public cloud. This hybrid approach is used by many organizations in their public cloud services while keeping other workloads on premises for compliance or other reasons,

Melody K. Smith

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

Overcoming Storage Challenges

January 20, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Enterprise content management (ECM) tools are designed to help enterprises of all sizes and in all industries. Companies turn to ECM systems to capture, analyze, index, deliver and preserve content. This multi-faceted tool is depended upon by workforces in the office and in the field. This interesting information came from Tech Target in their article, “ECM tools help companies overcome content challenges.

Saving information as files on personal computer drives is a thing of the past. Instead, they need a shared location where they can be accessed from anywhere. Organizations need to store and access files for a certain period of time and have the ability to destroy the data after a certain time period has elapsed.

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

Melody K. Smith

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

Using the Right Tools

January 8, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, search, semantic, storage

Unstructured data has been a problem for awhile. Storing it, managing it, and searching it is a challenge. Information Week brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “7 Ways Semantic Technologies Make Data Make Sense.”

The volume is easily the biggest challenge. As unstructured data piles up, semantic technologies help organizations drive business value through a better understanding of the data they have, its value, and the relationships pieces of information have to each other.

The variety of data is a close second. Many organizations are struggling to drive value from their unstructured data. Semantic technologies can help companies understand all of their data and the value of it, and enable insights that were not available before. Businesses are also using semantic technologies to dig into the weeds and find the specific information they need with speed and flexibislity. Semantic data analysis is about identifying the meaning and tone in unstructured text.

Melody K. Smith

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

Storing Objects in the Clouds

January 6, 2016  
Posted in News, storage

Object storage is becoming the shining star of data storage. For cloud and web use it is hard to beat. But what are the pros and cons of cloud object storage versus building in-house? Computer Weekly brought this news to our attention in their article, “Object storage: Cloud vs in-house.”

Object storage has garnered much attention in recent years. It has become the foundation data storage layer for much of the cloud, as well as the popular services from Facebook to Dropbox.With the pros also come cons. An extra layer of complexity has been added to storage planning. Its official definition is a storage architecture which manages data as objects, rather than managing it as either files or blocks. This has left many confused.Even with the many benefits, it is not uncommon for organizations to choose to keep it inhouse and build their own.

Both options are worth research because finding your data – whether it is in the clouds or in your own system – is key to day to day operations.

Melody K. Smith

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

Moving to the Cloud

December 24, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Oracle simplified the process of unlocking business value from big data with the announcement of Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data.

As part of the world’s most complete Platform as a Service portfolio, Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data is positioned to enable customers to maximize the value of their data and accelerate time-to-insight. The new services, Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service, Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service and Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service, complement Oracle’s Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service, are forming a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for big data in the cloud that enables customers to integrate, and discover real-time insights from any and all data sources.

It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, developing your taxonomies, and making your information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

Peace of Mind

December 21, 2015  
Posted in News, storage, Technology

The end of the year brings with it resolutions and regrets. On a personal level, many of both of those include fitness. What about your digital fitness? Any resolutions there? This interesting information came to us from Beta News in their article, “New Year’s resolutions for those in IT.”

Some resolutions may include the cloud. It seems like everyone’s moving there for storage, accessibility, and cost effectiveness. Because of this organizations have adopted a utility model where they can pay only for what they use instead of making a large capital investment.

New Year’s Eve shouldn’t be the only time you think about your data backup and recovery. By planning ahead and going forward with data backup and recovery and planning for vast amounts of data, you can make the next New Year’s Eves much more peaceful.

Melody K. Smith

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

Creative Storage Efforts

December 1, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

The growth of data has taken many by surprise and has impacted how we manage and govern data. We have been seeing new trends like mobile computing, cloud storage, and social media, to name a few. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “Smart Data Governance.”

According to TopQuadrant co-founder, CMO, and VP of Professional Services Robert Coyne, “We need to get an understanding of things and maintain that understanding of things. And not just between human beings, but between human beings and the systems in which we all use and interact with.”

This is where smart data comes in. Standards based semantics is central to providing understanding between the machines that actually generate data and those that manage it.

Melody K. Smith

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

Changes in the Clouds

October 30, 2015  
Posted in News, storage

The three largest users of cloud computing report huge growth in the demand for their services. Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft will be quick to tell you how they are different from one another, but at the end of the day they are representing a huge percent of growth and revenues in the technological world. This interesting information came to us from Silicon Angle in their article, “How the “Big Three” cloud vendors plan to differentiate their services.”

Amazon Web Services currently holds the lead position as the most dominant provider with around 25 percent of the overall cloud market. This is likely due to the series of new features released this year, such as Amazon QuickSight business intelligence tool to help companies glean insights from their data.

Google and Microsoft are not far behind and both are continually seeking new opportunities to improve their offerings to clients. It is important to make your data smarter, not just bigger because the cloud seems to be unlimited storage space.

Melody K. Smith

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

Normal Clouds

October 13, 2015  
Posted in News, storage

Public cloud providers are becoming the norm in many organizations. The traditional corporate data centers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. As technology and functions move to cloud providers, are we losing important transparency? Forbes brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “I Want My Metadata: A Call For Greater Cloud Computing Transparency.”

A recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting with 275 information technology leaders revealed some concerns that important information like performance, configuration, and operations of each cloud workload isn’t made available to cloud users. The concern is whether financial or operational missteps happen due to missing or hidden metadata.

A strong document management system integrates records management so you are able to seamlessly comply with records retention guidelines. Any records management system requires a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generateISO/ANSI/NISOcompliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Is More Data Better?

October 2, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

While having more big data can lead to more accurate analysis of a problem, more isn’t always better when it comes to data. This information came from the University of Delaware in their article, “Big data, big answers.”

We talk a lot about big data. We talk about its continued increase in quantity and need for additional storage, and many other issues surrounding the issue. Big data has reputation problems with its own hype, buzz words, and code names. It brings with it ever-increasing volumes of data and storage costs. Just like data warehousing is a part of the overall technology capability set and information infrastructure, big data is just as important to the enterprise system. It is part of the overall information architecture and must be treated as such.

With that much data, findability becomes an issue. All records management systems need a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

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