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Friends with “Real” Benefits and New Survey Shows Most Companies Lack a Clear Governance Plan

Friends with “Real” Benefits and New Survey Shows Most Companies Lack a Clear Governance Plan

Friends with “Real” Benefits

For those of you in the search industry, you may be familiar with Splunk -  a company that analyzes customer and transaction data.  Splunk just went public last week with a valuation at 28X revenue ($3.2billion – yes billion!).  Forget Facebook! “Friend” Splunk instead.  Why?  Analysts are putting Splunk on the “hottest IPO of 2012 list” because it helps users derive benefit by delivering real time intelligence. Friends with benefits, you could say! Well, in that case, all of you should “friend” Smartlogic, too.  Need I have to spell out why?!

New Survey Shows Most Companies Lack a Clear Governance Plan

There is a new survey from Axceler that focuses on governance within SharePoint.  Out of the 265 participants, the survey found that about 70% have deployed SharePoint 2010 and that more than ½ of the respondents view SharePoint governance as very important.  This is similar to the results by the survey that was done by independent firm MindMetre Research and commissioned by Smartlogic in 2011.  We found that while SharePoint was emerging as the industry standard for enterprise information management, governance was lacking.  Governance is all about metadata management.  SharePoint 2010 ships with significant metadata enhancements but even with these improvements you really do need to look outside for Content Intelligent capabilities like autoclassification and entity extraction. For the MindMetre Research report, click here.

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