Metadata News & Analysis
| Wednesday May 16, 2012
It’s a common story. An employee reads about how SharePoint is a great tool for document sharing and collaboration, a great place for teams to work on projects, a great tool for the company intranet. They go out, get approval for the software, get IT to install it on a server(s) and then they start moving documents and content over from file shares, from desktop folders, from old databases. Everyone starts to use it.
Oddly though, no one is happy.
| Thursday May 10, 2012
Information is at the heart of what most enterprises do. For some it is their product and lifeblood; for others it lubricates all aspects of their operation. The fact is that, in one form or another, information management is vital for virtually any organization, particularly as tough economic conditions prevail, and the more efficiently enterprise content is controlled and accessed, the more effective organizations’ operations become. After all, we all operate in an ‘information economy’ these days.
| Wednesday May 9, 2012
Metalogix Software has released a solution that makes it faster and more efficient to manage content in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The new solution, Content Manager, enhances SharePoint with the ability to make bulk edits to metadata and a ribbon that makes it easier for users to have access to advanced features such as taxonomy.
| Thursday Apr 26, 2012
One thing many people do not think about enough is whether something will scale (up, out, in and/or down) as needed. Scalability is critical for any organization to consider if they plan to grow and thrive, not just survive. Otherwise, staying with decisions made in the short term will affect the organization rapidly in the long term.
| Thursday Apr 19, 2012
Before getting into the main discussion points of this article, it is perhaps worth reviewing where we are in the overall DAM product life-cycle. I would argue that not only are we well into the growth stage of DAM, but that the maturity phase is in prospect in the medium term also.
| Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
This week we plan for the upcoming Henry Stewart DAM Conferences, look at the role DAM plays for university advertising assets, check out the Picturepark SDK public release and learn how to use -- not abuse -- digital assets on websites.
| Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
In light of this month's focus on Social Business, today's post looks at the collaborative potential of tags and how they can help inform taxonomies.
| Monday Jan 30, 2012
Ah, metadata and taxonomies: what’s not to love? Ask your content creators and you’ll be told loud and clear: having to apply said metadata and taxonomies to content through tagging.
| Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
Consider this: Microsoft has sold over 125 million licenses of SharePoint. It is a multi-billion dollar business. SharePoint is a platform that everyone seems to have, many actually use and most don’t understand how to implement and manage properly. There is no platform more in need of a proper information architecture than SharePoint. But what exactly does that mean?
| Monday Jan 23, 2012
There’s no doubt that predictive coding is the next big thing in e-Discovery. While predictive coding aims to code, organize, and prioritize entire sets of electronically stored information (ESI) according to their relation to discovery responsiveness, privilege and designated issues before and during the legal discovery process, many e-Discovery vendors have been working hard to offer products and service that offer predictive analytical solutions.
| Thursday Dec 29, 2011
Every year the need for good digital asset management solutions grows, and as organizations look for ways to cut expenses while also tapping into market potential, leveraging existing assets becomes increasing important.
| 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.