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Tag: information architecture

  • Information Management: When Just Enough is More Than Enough

    Information Management: When Just Enough is More Than Enough

    When I started in information management 16 years ago I believed the biggest obstacle keeping organizations from success was doing too little.  Inaction derailed the best laid plans for information management: lack of funding, support, enthusiasm and the willpower to see efforts through caused most firms to fail.

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  • B2B E-Commerce Should Take a Page From Amazon's Book

    B2B E-Commerce Should Take a Page From Amazon's Book

    It's been 20 plus years since e-commerce emerged and we're still only seeing the tip of the business to business (B2B) e-commerce iceberg. One sign that it's still early days is the recent release of Internet Retailer's (IR)  inaugural issue of its B2B eCommerce 300 list. This list tracks

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  • Want Data Insights? Start With Your Knowledge Architecture

    Want Data Insights? Start With Your Knowledge Architecture

    Every CIO has heard the siren call of big data.  With it, we’re promised, we will glean new insights from customers, markets and competitors, speed time to market, detect anomalies and security outliers, and provide the foundation for machine learning algorithms which in turn form the precursor of artificial intelligence.

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  • What Search-Based Architecture Provides Your Customers

    What Search-Based Architecture Provides Your Customers

    When most people think of search, they think of Google, its omnipotent little white box and immense cloud organizing the world’s information, waiting patiently for someone to ask a question in exchange for a few bits of advertising. But search is much larger than Google, or any website search.

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  • Metadata Is a Love Note to the Future

    Metadata Is a Love Note to the Future

    We are living in a data-driven society, with globalized economies and ubiquitous access to everything from everywhere. Across information gateways such as websites, file shares, instant messaging and collaboration systems both in the cloud and on premises, data is free-flowing within and outside an organization’s walls.

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  • Your Metadata Crosses All Borders

    Your Metadata Crosses All Borders

    Regardless of where information has to live, for how long or according to what standard, using metadata to control it is a well-established and relatively inexpensive process. However, complexity and costs can rise rapidly when an organization has to expand metadata usage in multiple languages for many different locations worldwide.

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  • Deep Content: A Fresh Take on Content Modeling

    Deep Content: A Fresh Take on Content Modeling

    Deep content is enabling the next wave of digital transformation for core business processes. It is about storing and managing business information in a way that is both human-readable and computer-ready. It is the foundation for a whole range of new applications and improved business processes in the organization.

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  • 8 Ways to Kill Your Intranet

    8 Ways to Kill Your Intranet

    A good intranet comes with ... well, it's been a source of debate lately. It's a debate hot enough to draw its own conference. Of all the talk, it's about one tenet -- make people want to use it. Good design.

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  • You Can't Escape the Long Arm of Conway's Law

    You Can't Escape the Long Arm of Conway's Law

    You already know about Moore's law and how it describes the miniaturization of chips. You may know about Goodheart's law and how it describes human behavior regarding quantitative metrics. Have you heard about Conway's law and how it is constantly clashing with your efforts to bring customer centricity to

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  • Metadata Maturity Helps You Maintain Business Relevance

    Metadata Maturity Helps You Maintain Business Relevance

    “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers"  -- Calvin Coolidge Any organization looking to manage and exploit its knowledge more effectively can't afford to ignore metadata creation. Metadata's application, however, can't stop at creation. Organizations must continually update, manage and exploit it in order to provide optimal content and knowledge management opportunities.

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  • Is Email the Solution to Information Overload?

    Is Email the Solution to Information Overload?

    Information overload prohibits you from "focusing on what matters most." Email is the primary cause of overload because you have too many email message to process. Solve the email problem and you will conquer information overload. This is what IBM, Microsoft and Google want you to believe.

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  • Keeping SharePoint In Check with Information Governance

    Historically, SharePoint was thought to cause as many information governance problems as it solved. The 2001 to 2003 versions did not show Microsoft putting much effort into helping customers with information governance.

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  • Link Information Architecture to Productivity

    Link Information Architecture to Productivity

    During his keynote at the Worldwide Partner Conference last July in Washington DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at length about the company's messaging evolution from "devices and services" to a "platforms and productivity" theme.

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  • Managing Content? Start with Metadata

    Managing Content? Start with Metadata

    To effectively manage and exploit a company’s knowledge, you need a metadata plan. The successful implementation of any content-related strategy -- be it data, digital assets or text -- requires implementation of a holistic metadata schema that is supported by technology, people and process.

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