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Intelligent Information Management unleashes the cognitive revolution

Posted by Ronny Timmermans on 10/16/20 1:40 PM

“Consider a future device …  in which all of your books, records, and communications have been stored and engineered to be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. You now have an enlarged intimate supplement to your memory.”

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Topics: Alfresco, Alfred, Cognitive clarity, document, Innovation, IIM, cognitive search

The impact of COVID-19 on cloud adoption

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 9/15/20 11:17 AM

A few months ago, MariaDB conducted a study to gauge the initial COVID-19 impact on businesses moving to the cloud and IT professionals’ attitudes on what has changed and what they think will change going forward.

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Topics: Alfresco, Alfred, Cloud, Content Cloud

From Enterprise Search to Cognitive Search

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 8/10/20 3:46 PM

More than half (54%) of global information workers are interrupted from their work a few times or more per month to spend time looking for or trying to get access to information, insights, and answers. The problem: old keyword-based enterprise search engines of the past are obsolete.

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Topics: Advanced Search, Searching for information, Enterprise Search, lucidworks, cognitive search

Top 6 features of Intelligent Information Management Systems

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 7/21/20 11:52 AM

Over three years ago, AIIM introduced the concept of Intelligent Information Management, or IIM, and began researching the connections between IIM and Digital Transformation.

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Advanced Search, content management, Searching for information, IIM, AIIM, Enterprise Search, lucidworks

AI and Enterprise Search empower remote workers in a Post-Covid 19 Era

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 7/6/20 11:39 AM

The teleconferencing company Zoom has seen a massive increase in profits and has doubled its annual sales forecast, driven by a surge in users as more people work from home and connect with friends online during the coronavirus crisis. (Source - Zoom booms as teleconferencing company profits from coronavirus crisis - The Guardian)

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Metadata, Advanced Search, content management, Searching for information, Enterprise Search, lucidworks

Search indexing Alfresco

Posted by Toon Geens on 6/10/20 11:42 AM

Enterprise Search is the totality of all software for searching for information within an enterprise. It allows you to forget that there is a multitude of content management systems, orchestrated together to handle the inbound information. As long as you are entitled to access a piece of information, it should not matter which business line or which content management system it comes from.

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Topics: Alfresco, Searching for information, API, Indexing, Solr

Enterprise search empowers people: let's discover how

Posted by Ronny Timmermans on 6/1/20 2:53 PM

Last year, we addressed the rhetorical question Do workers still waste time searching for information? Depending on the (digital) nature of your business, any number between 10 to 30 % of knowledge workers' time is spent on searching for information. That time can be well spent, but it is a substantial and significant cost.

If people at your company spend a considerable amount of time searching for information, do they find what they need? How much time does that take? How many wrong turns do we take before arriving at our information destination? To visit new places, we search for them in Google Maps. Only then, maps draw the shortest route.  Without such a guide, we don't discover that the essential piece of information exists. Even worse, we waste substantial amounts of time recreating an inferior copy. Over the last decade, searching in a professional context has increased in importance and complexity.  If data is the new gold, enterprise search (ES) is the shovel to dig.

According to Harvard Business Review - "How should we measure the Digital Economy" - consumers value search engines (Google, Solr) more than other digital categories, with no comparable off-line substitutes. Research uncovered that users are willing to give up on search engines only if they receive more than $ 15,000.

 

 

Although we invest large and increasing amounts of our time and money in information, we only have limited insight into the return on information. However, it is possible to quantify information efficiency much better than we do today. We need mechanisms to measure and improve.

The new content management systems, collaboration tools and corporate portals have improved access to information. However, they have also created an information deluge. New information silos arise on a daily basis, via 'old school desktop sync (dropbox, box ..) or data and document 'stores' in the cloud. Without a doubt, accessibility (A) has improved, and concurrent editing is a wonderful achievement in Google Drive or Microsoft Office online. But confidentiality and integrity (CI) have suffered. Alongside cognitive clarity.

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Topics: Enterprise Search, Google, Amazon, fusion, lucidworks

Ethias: how to scale up beyond 100 million documents in Alfresco

Posted by Axel Faust on 3/17/20 11:43 AM

In the previous blog, we celebrated Ethias, one of the largest insurance companies in Belgium, that had reached the milestone of 100 million documents managed in the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. Reaching this milestone in our customer’s environment reaffirms our commitment to continuous re-evaluations of the system to look for optimisations to current or future scalability limitations.

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Topics: Alfresco, Insurance, Digital insurance, Ethias

Ethias: 3-sec search response time for 100 million docs in Alfresco

Posted by Thijs Lemmens on 3/9/20 3:54 PM

Last month, Ethias, one of the largest insurance companies in Belgium, had reached the milestone of 100 million documents managed in the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. Reaching this milestone in our customer’s environment reaffirms our commitment to continuous re-evaluations of the system to look for optimisations to current or future scalability limitations.

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Topics: Alfresco, Insurance, Digital insurance, Ethias

Digital Signature: new integration in Alfresco with Alfred Finder

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 3/3/20 12:40 PM

Digital Signatures have become the new normal however, there are still many misconceptions about them. Does a digital signature have the same legal value as written signatures? What is the importance of identification in a signature session? Does the end user always have to download software when signing documents digitally? 

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Topics: Alfresco, Alfred Finder, Connective, Digital Signature

About Xenit 

 

Xenit is a Belgium-based IT company, focusing  on content services solutions, and covering all document-related business processes, from data migration to digital archive to hybrid/cloud hosting solution, to help organizations get control of their information. Premier Partner and System Integrator of Alfresco Digital Business Platform, Xenit has more than 10 years of experience in Alfresco Content and Process Services.

 

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