Smartlogic Wins Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Breakthrough Content Intelligence Solution
Semaphore application lauded for successfully addressing content categorization, navigation, search and intelligence issues facing enterprises say Frost & SullivanLondon and San Jose 29th November 2011 – Smartlogic has won the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Semaphore, its pioneering enterprise content intelligence platform. Based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the enterprise search and semantic Web markets, the business consultancy recognized Smartlogic’s Semaphore for its ability to effectively harness the potential of existing information management and enterprise search applications, resulting in better performance of information assets.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing a technology that significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. The award, like other Frost & Sullivan Best Practices honors, recognises the relevance of the innovation to the industry.
In announcing the award, Frost & Sullivan noted that by leveraging semantic technology capabilities, Smartlogic’s Semaphore enables a wide range of applications for enterprises and facilitates rapid development of a knowledge model in applications. The firm also stated that by including features such as taxonomy and ontology management, automatic classification, text mining and contextual navigation, the platform improves the efficiency of content and document management systems.
Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Charanya Balasubramanian noted: “Semaphore successfully meets the content search, management and intelligence requirements of enterprises. This technological innovation endows existing enterprise systems with the capability to find, organize, process, monetize, control and govern unstructured content in an efficient manner.”
In listing its reasons for choosing Smartlogic, Frost & Sullivan also observed that by implementing Semaphore and using it to develop ontologies and automatically categorize documents, enterprises are able to avoid ambiguities in search queries and enable better content management through an interface that lets the user access information in a highly intuitive and contextual manner.
“This allows intranet and internet sites to help people gain access to the knowledge and resources they need in a shorter span of time,” said Balasubramanian. “Thus, by enhancing search capabilities, Semaphore supports a wider range of user search activities compared to traditional search and navigation paradigms.”
Balasubramanian added: “Smartlogic offers great value addition to its customers as it enables organisations of all sizes to provide access to, and control of, the information that managers, employees, partners and other stakeholders need. With inherent capabilities to meet governance, compliance and operational objectives, the addition of Semaphore to enterprise solutions averts the need for re-engineering search and content management systems.”
The award announcement follows Smartlogic’s recent acquisition of a major competitor, Seattle-based SchemaLogic, which expanded the company’s US presence and market focus while extending its leadership in the content intelligence market.
Jeremy Bentley, Smartlogic’s chief executive, said: “This award is a great honor for Smartlogic and a fantastic recognition of the capability and value that Semaphore brings to organizations. Frost & Sullivan is a recognized and respected global player that has partnered with some of the world’s leading companies. Receiving this award from them is a real acknowledgement of the work and effort that Smartlogic has put into making Semaphore a vital solution to the information management challenges many major enterprises are facing.
“The award comes at an exciting time for Smartlogic. Not only have we implemented our Semaphore solution in hundreds of companies, government organizations, research institutions and non-profit enterprises around the world, but our recent acquisition of SchemaLogic has enabled us to expand further and more rapidly – especially in the US.”
Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.