Darin Stewart

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Big Content is Still Big Data

by Darin Stewart  |  May 24, 2013  |  2 Comments

Introducing the notion of Big Content has been an interesting study in reactions.  To many, it has resonated and the possibility of more fully exploiting documents, social content and other unstructured resources has clicked.  For others, it has been like fingernails on a chalkboard. A lot of us never liked the words “Big Data” in […]

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Big Content Needs More Metadata

by Darin Stewart  |  May 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

In recent posts I’ve introduced the notion of Big Content as shorthand for incorporating unstructured content into the Big Data world in a systematic and strategic way. Big Data changes the way we think about content and how we manage it. One of the most important areas requiring a fresh look is metadata. Big Content […]

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Enterprise Search is the Engine of Big Content

by Darin Stewart  |  May 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

  In recent years large, data-centric vendors acquired smaller enterprise search companies at an astonishing rate. Oracle purchased Endeca. IBM purchased Vivisimo. Hewlett-Packard purchased Autonomy. Microsoft purchased FAST. There is a reason for this feeding frenzy of corporate acquisitions. Big Data is the current killer application and search provides a ready entry into the Big […]

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Big Content: The Unstructured Side of Big Data

by Darin Stewart  |  May 1, 2013  |  4 Comments

The age of information overload is slowly drawing to a close. The enterprise is finally getting comfortable with managing massive amounts of data, content and information. The pace of information creation continues to accelerate, but the ability of infrastructure and information management to keep pace is coming within sight. Big data is now considered a […]

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Your Content Is Already In The Cloud

by Darin Stewart  |  September 7, 2012  |  Comments Off

Content is moving into the cloud. This trend seems both undeniable and inevitable. As the amount of content we need to store and the length of time it must be retained both continue to grow, so do the options for managing and maintaining that content outside of the enterprise data center. Continually expanding the infrastructure […]

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Coming Up for Air and Diving Into Catalyst 2012

by Darin Stewart  |  August 8, 2012  |  2 Comments

For the past few weeks I’ve been immersed in work on open innovation, linked data and expertise sharing.  I’ve managed to sneak out a couple of related blog posts during that time but most of my effort has be focused on writing a new research report, “Radical Openness: Profiting from data you didn’t create, people […]

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Cloud Content Management Is Not About Cost Savings

by Darin Stewart  |  May 25, 2012  |  3 Comments

I recently copied my music library from a server sitting in my garage to Google Play in the cloud.  Well, most of it anyway.  After a week of round the clock uploading, I still had a few thousand tracks left on my hard drive when I hit Google’s quota limit. I didn’t go through this […]

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The Real Problem with ECM (hint: it isn’t the platform)

by Darin Stewart  |  May 4, 2012  |  3 Comments

I talk daily to companies from a broad range of industries. These organizations run the whole gamut of company sizes, from small boutique operations to huge distributed enterprises. Even with that diversity, everyone wants to talk about content management. That’s probably for two reasons. First, regardless of your industry or company size, you depend on […]

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Cloud Content Management Is Not A Cure-All

by Darin Stewart  |  May 2, 2012  |  1 Comment

I am not yet fully converted to the gospel of Cloud Content Management. The data center is undeniably in decline, but it’s not quite dead yet. Despite the evangelism of cloud-oriented vendors, moving things off-premises is not always a good idea. This is especially true for content management.  Don’t get me wrong. In many cases […]

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It’s time for taxonomy

by Darin Stewart  |  October 12, 2011  |  4 Comments

I’ve been writing and speaking about taxonomies and metadata for a little over a decade.  In the early days, my audiences consisted mostly of library science refugees seeking shelter in corporate IT departments.  I considered myself lucky if there were a dozen people in the room.  Last week I attended the annual Microsoft SharePoint Conference […]

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