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  • Link Information Architecture to Productivity

    Link Information Architecture to Productivity

    The importance of a strong metadata and taxonomy strategy is unclear for many users. And this lack of clarity is fairly widespread across most organizations using SharePoint. But it's not just a SharePoint problem: the same issues are common to every other knowledge management or collaboration platform.

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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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  • Stop Pulling Teeth A Better Way to Classify Documents

    Stop Pulling Teeth: A Better Way to Classify Documents

    People hate to upload a document only to find that there's a half dozen fields to fill in before they can finish the upload process.

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  • Prevent Enterprise Search From Going to the Weeds

    Prevent Enterprise Search From Going to the Weeds

    I'll share some of them in this article — and hopefully help you avoid some common mistakes about planning and implementing Enterprise Search. 5 Misconceptions  1. We don’t need IA because search will do everything for us. Many people think about search as a silver bullet.

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  • Nitro: From Down Under to Over $15M

    Document productivity company Nitro, originally founded in Melbourne, Australia, will beef up its San Francisco headquarters after raising $15M from Bay Area venture capitalists (VCs) in a bid to go after the big fish of document management, including Adobe and Citrix.

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  • Hey CIO, CEO: You're Leaking Data

    Of all the vital responsibilities C-level executives have, keeping data secure is a big one. Especially today, when many managers consider data to be the "new gold" or the "new oil”… feel free to add your own metaphor.

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  • Creating Governance Solutions for Hybrid SharePoint Environments

    Creating Governance Solutions for Hybrid SharePoint Environments

    What are the differences between SharePoint governance in online versus on-premises deployments? This question comes up regularly at conferences and events -- administrators and business owners alike want to know if their organizations need to change their administration activities for the cloud.

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  • Big Data Projects Taking Care of the Foundation

    Big Data Projects: Taking Care of the Foundation

    Data and System Design and Architecture A comprehensive view of data accuracy, validation, quality and consistency will be required to provide confidence in data sources used for big data analysis.  You'll need master sources of data and “gold standard” sources of truth for certain high value processes.

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  • Is Your Information Architecture Ready for SharePoint 2013

    Is Your Information Architecture Ready for SharePoint 2013?

    SharePoint Administrators will naturally focus on the infrastructure side of a migration to SharePoint 2013, but migration is also the perfect time to reevaluate your information architecture (IA) and prepare it for this new and improved version of SharePoint.

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  • Take Back Your SharePoint Governance Plan

    Take Back Your SharePoint Governance Plan

    Let’s start at the beginning … What is a governance plan? In the IT world a governance plan is typically a set of roles, responsibilities, procedures, policies, etc., that an organization can build around the usage of a particular piece of technology.

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  • Why You Should Never Upgrade SharePoint

    Why You Should Never Upgrade SharePoint

    When you upgrade Microsoft Office, you can open all of your old documents in the new version after a simple install.

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  • Information Architecture The Engine that Drives Retail

    Information Architecture: The Engine that Drives Retail

    Top retailers have wisely chosen to focus more effort on delivering a superior omnichannel shopping experience. This means enabling consistent data about the product and about the customer across multiple systems and processes, which is no simple task. Legacy retailers may use hundreds of systems to run their operations.

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  • Dusting Off Intranet Metadata and Search

    Some people assume that if a concept is old, it's no longer relevant. Since we looked at the continued relevancy of the quaint old fashioned concept of information publishing on intranets in last month's post, I thought we'd take on a few more of those dusty relics of days

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  • No Application Should Be An Island

    No Application Should Be An Island

    Applications cannot thrive alone in today's hyper-connected world. Nearly every modern business process requires information from multiple sources. If a company’s applications are not working together the business loses enormous opportunities for synergy and automation.

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