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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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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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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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Metadata for the Masses

by Darin Stewart  |  May 19, 2011  |  2 Comments

I’ve been playing with a new core feature of Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010, the Managed Metadata Service.  The MMS has at its heart the idea of managing terms and keywords and applying them to documents. So, metadata and taxonomy. Now, were I a product manager or marketing executive for Microsoft, I would be hard pressed to […]

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Get your content to the gym!

by Darin Stewart  |  April 13, 2011  |  2 Comments

Metadata is a lot like physical exercise.  We know it’s good for us.  We know we should be doing more of it and that we’ll pay for it in the long run if we don’t.  So we commit.  We’re really going to do it this time. We’ll do it properly and stick with it.  Starting…tomorrow.  […]

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Enterprise Content Management in Three Easy Questions

by Darin Stewart  |  March 8, 2011  |  Comments Off

When I announced to friends and family that I would be joining Gartner as an analyst covering Enterprise Content Management, the obligatory congratulations were invariably followed by “What’s Enterprise Content Management?”  How to answer that question? Attempts to enumerate technologies, vendors and standards yielded only glazed eyes, pained smiles and a hasty departure after dinner. […]

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