Should We Be Concerned?

March 13, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is concerned about superintelligence. This comes from an interview in which he was asked a rather interesting question: “How much of an existential threat do you think machine superintelligence will be, and do you believe full end-to-end encryption for all internet activity can do anything to protect us from that threat (e.g. the more the machines can’t know, the better)?” This interesting news came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Bill Gates Joins Musk and Hawking in Worry Over Machine Superintelligence.”

The answer only addressed the first half, but was still worthy of a discussion. “I am in the camp that is concerned about superintelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be superintelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”

For those of us less familiar with artificial superintelligence, it would be easy to worry about potential threats, and those do merit research.

Melody K. Smith

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

Meet-Up in the UK

March 3, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology

Facet Publishing is bringing a very interesting learning and networking opportunity to knowledge professionals in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2015: “Findability and information management in the corporate workplace” This particular meetup will celebrate the launch of Facet Publishing’s new “A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals.” This is an overview of the issues and opportunities for information professionals in rapidly-changing environments, and contains contributions from a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

The book’s editor and three contributors who will each introduce their particular chapters will be present and entertain an audience Q&A time afterwards.  This meetup is a new format for an ISKO UK event.

The publishing world has been affected by the world of technology more than any other, and not just in how they gather together. More people are building and implementing taxonomies. The awareness of controlled vocabularies and their applications continues to grow.

Melody K. Smith

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


Not Quite HAL

March 3, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology

It sounds like fictional television or the latest science fiction thriller. However, with software-defined networking (SDN), networks are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud-based virtualization. Through many steps that are so much more complicated than I am making them sound, they are on the cusp of enabling networks to remain self-aware, self-defending, and self-healing – all the time. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware and Self-Defending.”

This is not artificial intelligence, but how big will this big data resource need to grow to realize this vision of continuously self-aware and self-defending SDNs?

Technology continues to amaze us. Remember when a fax machine impressed us?

Melody K. Smith

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

Changes Continue

February 6, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Technology

Many people stress over the changes that come with technology. Advancements can mean training, additional budget requirements, and disruption to service. What few remember, however, is that as technology progresses, many items get less expensive. IT Business Edge brought this news to our attention in their article, “A Better Data Center for One and All.”

No matter what happens in the data center over the next few years, it is important to remember that the enterprise will come out the winner, because infrastructure will be cheaper and more flexible.

Change is inevitable, and technology is not an exception. In all actuality, it is the leader. It is important to promote the consistency of the information used across the platforms. By managing enterprise content, its metadata, and associated taxonomy, users will find the content they are looking for when and how they need it.

Melody K. Smith

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

19th EDW Conference

January 22, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology

Enterprise Data World (EDW) is taking place March 29-April 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Are you ready? The early bird registration discounts end on Friday, January 23, 2015, so stop procrastinating.The 19th annual EDW Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world.

With topics like Enterprise Data Strategy, Data Quality Measurements and Scorecarding, and Real-time Analytics & Business Intelligence, there are many learning and networking opportunities available.

Technology is advancing and improving. It is important to keep up with the trends. Opportunities like these are beneficial to building solid relationships with mentors, customers, and even competitors.

Melody K. Smith

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

Partner With the Best

January 15, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Technology

Data management technologies continue to evolve and offer new possibilities. Some are outstanding at offering new features and services, and some are less than satisfactory. There are many things to consider when previewing new data management technology. This interesting news came from InfoWorld in their article, “Manage data responsibly, even if it’s big.”

One of those considerations is variation in data quality. For true findability, it is important to to index your data against a strong taxonomy in order to retrieve it when needed. Many new technologies embrace the “deal with that later” attitude, and there is no good ending in that scenario.

The article highlights a few other things to watch for, but most of all, remember to partner with those who have experience and utilize standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

Techie Terms

January 6, 2015  
Posted in News, Technology

Every year, additional words and phrases are added to our dictionaries. Many of them are technology-driven, as evidenced by hashtag, selfie, and big data, which were all added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2014. Among the many new terms added, four specifically fall into the aforementioned technology group. This interesting information came from Business 2 Community in their article, “What’s the Word? New Additions to the Digital Marketing Glossary.”

  • Geotargeting is used to determine where visitors are located on the map in order to deliver relevant content to them.
  • Native advertising is a type of promotion in which the content matches the form of the platform on which it appears.
  • Newsjacking is defined as taking advantage of a breaking story by piggybacking onto it in the hopes of gaining attention of the media or the general public.
  • Social selling is all about developing relationships with prospects through social media – along with many other channels – in order to engage them.

Melody K. Smith

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

Technology is Failing to Impress

December 29, 2014  
Posted in News, Technology

Our level of impressiveness with technology is declining at the same rate as our patience. As we become more connected, we expect 24/7 access to everything – the internet, our data, our photos, etc. Information Week brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Multi-Cloud Deployments Build Resilience.”

The cloud has made most of that possible. We’re moving quickly. It’s becoming rare for companies to run applications out of a single data center. Companies typically move workloads to the cloud.

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 generate ISO/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.

Technology’s Impact

December 26, 2014  
Posted in News, search, Technology

Technology has changed our behavior. We often ponder what we did prior to the existence of the Internet search engine. These thoughts were inspired by from the blog, Scholarly Open Access and their article, “Google Scholar is Filled with Junk Science.”

Google Scholar works well for known-item searches, for example, when you quickly need to locate a known article or a paper by a known author. However, when you’re looking for more specifics, it lacks the ability to hone in because it doesn’t use controlled vocabularies like taxonomies and thesauri.

Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

Control the Chaos

December 22, 2014  
Posted in News, Technology

Mark your calendars today to plan on attending the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) conference on March 18-20, 2015 in sunny San Diego, California. At this unique moment in time when the acceleration of technology change is forcing organizations to reinvent themselves, new approaches are needed. You can find those at the AIIM Conference 2015 and help your organization embrace the chaos.

Keynote speakers include folks like Brian Solis from the Altimeter Group, Daniel Barchi from the Yale-New Haven Health System, and Christy Clark from ConocoPhillips. Topics range from The Race to Digital Transformation to The Gen Z Effect; The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business to Living the Digital Transformation Dream.

Learn more about the event and register here.

Melody K. Smith

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

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