EMC and Big Data- Observations from EMC World 2011

I attended EMC’s User Conference last week in Las Vegas. The theme of the event was Big Data meets the Cloud. So, what’s going on with Big Data and EMC? Does this new strategy make sense? EMC acquired Greenplum in 2010. At the time EMC described Greenplum as a “shared nothing, massively parallel processing (MPP) … Continue reading EMC and Big Data- Observations from EMC World 2011

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What is Networked Content and Why Should We Care?

This is the first in a series of blogs about text analytics and content management. This one uses an interview format. I recently had an interesting conversation with Daniel Mayer, from TEMIS regarding his new paper, the Networked Content Manifesto. I just finished reading it and found it to be insightful in terms of what … Continue reading What is Networked Content and Why Should We Care?

Five vendors committed to content analytics for ECM

In 2007, Hurwitz & Associates fielded one of the first market studies on text analytics. At that time, text analytics was considered to be more of a natural extension to a business intelligence system than a content management system. However, in that study, we asked respondents who were planning to use the software, whether they … Continue reading Five vendors committed to content analytics for ECM

A different spin on analyzing content – Infosphere Content Assessment

IBM made a number of announcements last week at IOD regarding new products/offerings to help companies analyze content.  One was Cognos Content Analytics, which enables organizations to analyze unstructured data alongside structured data.  It also looks like IBM may be releasing a “voice of the customer” type service to help companies understand what is being … Continue reading A different spin on analyzing content – Infosphere Content Assessment

Threats to the American Justice System – Can Enterprise Content Management Help?

I was at the EMC writer’s conference  this past Friday, speaking on Text Analytics and ECM.  The idea behind the conference is very cool.  EMC brings together writers and bloggers, from all over the world, to discuss topics relevant to content management.  All of the sessions were great.  We discussed Cloud, Web 2.0, Sharepoint, Text … Continue reading Threats to the American Justice System – Can Enterprise Content Management Help?

Text Analytics Summit 2009

I just got back from the Text Analytics Summit and it was a very good conference.  I’ve been attending the Summit for the last three years and it has gotten better every year.  This year, it seemed like there were a lot more end users and the conference had more of a business oriented approach … Continue reading Text Analytics Summit 2009

2009 Text Analytics Survey

 Several weeks ago, in preparation for the Text Analytics Summit, I deployed a short survey about the state of text analytics.  I supplemented the end-user survey with vendor interviews.   Here are some of the end-user findings.  First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey. I wanted to make the … Continue reading 2009 Text Analytics Survey

The Three C’s – conceptual search, clustering, and categorization

  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Richard Turner, VP of Marketing, at Content Analyst.  Content Analyst was originally part of SAIC and spun out about 5 years ago.  The company provides content management, eDiscovery, and content workflow solutions to its clients - primarily as an OEM solutions. The tool set is called … Continue reading The Three C’s – conceptual search, clustering, and categorization

Text Analytics meets Enterprise Content Management ‘Round 2– IBM Content Analyzer

Why? How? These are key questions that business people ask a lot. Questions such as, “Why did our customer retention rate plummet?” or “How come our product quality has declined?” or even “How did we end up in this mess?” often cannot be answered using structured data alone. However, there is a lot of unstructured … Continue reading Text Analytics meets Enterprise Content Management ‘Round 2– IBM Content Analyzer

A different way to search?

I recently had an interesting conversation about classification and search with James Zubok, CFO of Brainware, Inc. Brainware is a Virginia based company that was once part of SER Systems AG, a former German ECM company.  Brainware provides products that help companies extract information from unstructured and semi-structured documents, such as invoices, order forms, contracts, … Continue reading A different way to search?