Metadata News & Analysis
| Friday Dec 9, 2011
The more research I read, the more I realize that the enterprise is barely holding it together. Sure, some of the dysfunction can be attributed to trying to keep up with emerging technologies or changing demographics of their workforce or customers. But when new research reveals that most organizations can't leverage existing work, enterprise knowledge, and institutional memory, I only have two words: face palm.
| Wednesday Nov 23, 2011
Many organizations use a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system to store all the various media assets used within marketing material and other applications. But putting your assets in a DAM system is the easy part, finding them can be harder if you don't have a strong taxonomy defined.
In this video blog post, I take you through the process of updating metadata in your DAM system to help find images easier.
| Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
Targeting is not an alien concept to marketing professionals. But as businesses get more intimate with social media and CRM applications, does this mean that social media marketing is also increasingly becoming personalized? A recent survey among marketing professionals gives us a few insights into how firms target and personalize their marketing messages.
| Monday Aug 8, 2011
The DAM Lowdown is back with news and notes from the world of digital asset management: DAM Events, Adobe's Edge in DAM, Video as Project Documentation, The Relevance of Your DAM Tools, Metadata Everywhere and the debut of DAM Stew.
| Thursday Jun 9, 2011
While the buzz and excitement around the launch of SharePoint 2010 is now firmly in the past, the reality of working with it is now becoming a daily problem. We say problem in the sense that there is still a very steep learning curve for many enterprises and users before the full capabilities can be released. Metadata in SharePoint 2010 is a good case in question.
| Monday May 23, 2011
MetaVis (news, site) has consistently provided tools to support the migration to and management of information for SharePoint. This is no different with the release today of MetaVis Information Manager for SharePoint 2010.
| Tuesday Mar 8, 2011
Google continues to develop its Google Docs offering this week with the addition of mobile editing capabilities in 45 languages, SharePoint gets an Outlook integrator, metadata use and misuse explained, while AuraPortal offers integrated BPM and document management.
| Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
Metadata, a key component of any document management system. Everyone needs it, but getting it set up and having it used are two completely different things.
| Thursday Aug 5, 2010
It’s no secret that companies have a lot of data coming in and going out. From email to documents to archived records, most companies have a general idea where it is stored and what it contains. And even though knowing is half the battle, being unable to successfully account for all of it, can leave companies unprepared and at risk.
| Wednesday May 19, 2010
SharePoint 2010 (news, site) has come a long way towards providing better information management via taxonomy and metadata capabilities. But it's important to remember that the technology is only the enabler.
| Tuesday May 18, 2010
Taxonomy managed in another tool outside of the SharePoint environment may be imported into SharePoint 2010 (news, site). Although Terms and Term Sets can be created manually using the functionality provided by the Term Store Management Tool, a significantly simpler approach to taxonomy creation is through importation.
| Thursday May 13, 2010
Taxonomy management in SharePoint 2010 (news, site) sees a significant improvement over functionality offered by the product’s predecessors.
| Monday May 10, 2010
The information your organization generates doesn't necessarily stay relevant forever. Which is why it's important to have an information management strategy. SharePoint 2010 includes some improvements in the area of managing information using Retention Stages.
| Thursday May 6, 2010
One of the biggest challenges with SharePoint 2007 was working with enterprise wide content types. Fortunately, Microsoft heard the screaming and made a major change to SharePoint 2010 that supports an enterprise approach.
| Tuesday May 4, 2010
A good content taxonomy goes hand in hand with good enterprise search, and SharePoint 2010 has made some improvements to their basic search experience with the help of taxonomy and metadata. Here's how.