Security and Reliability of Data in the Cloud

Over the past few days, I got a chance to speak to two different companies in the business analytics space about data in the cloud.  One was a SaaS provider, the other an enterprise software vendor.  Two vendors, two different stories that illustrate the jury is still very much out regarding how end users feel … Continue reading Security and Reliability of Data in the Cloud

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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

Syndicating Text Analytics

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been briefed by a number of text analytics vendors and companies in partnership with text analytics vendors about syndicated services that make use of text analytics. Of course, syndicated services such as brand monitoring and news services that make use this technology to some degree have been around for … Continue reading Syndicating Text Analytics

My two cents on the 2008 Text Analytics Summit

I add my thoughts to others who have blogged on the Summit. See the Seth Grimes posting, for all of the other comments. I too agree that it was great to see a large number of end users at the Summit, this year. I was especially interested in the fact that a number of them … Continue reading My two cents on the 2008 Text Analytics Summit

Text Analytics and the Predictive Enterprise

I recently had the chance to get an update on what SPSS is up to in text analytics.  It was an interesting conversation for several reasons:   First, it highlighted an important point about text analytics – which we know but is worth repeating – which is that the analysis of unstructured data can be … Continue reading Text Analytics and the Predictive Enterprise

Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Several weeks ago, Hurwitz & Associates deployed a short survey entitled, “Four questions about innovations in analysis”.  Well, the results and they are quite interesting!   THE SURVEY   First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey.   We wanted to make the survey short and sweet.  We were … Continue reading Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

What’s Next For Text Analytics?

     When I first started to research the text analytics industry about three years ago, people didn’t understand why I was so interested in this nascent marketplace.  I had always anticipated how important it would be.  I remember working at Bell Laboratories, in the 1980s, analyzing structured data using advanced data mining techniques, trying … Continue reading What’s Next For Text Analytics?

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?

SAS Purchases Teragram

Monday, SAS announced that it had purchased Teragram, a privately held natural language processing (NLP) company, for an undisclosed sum.  Teragram is now a SAS company meaning that the Teragram brand will be maintained.  Its solutions and OEM business will be retained.  A good move for SAS This acquisition is a good move for SAS … Continue reading SAS Purchases Teragram