May 2010 Issue

News Features

A new partnership between INgage Networks and Michigan State University is looking to strengthen the ties between social media research and business practice, bringing innovation from the classroom to the boardroom.
- Posted May 13, 2010
study by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) shed some light on the issue of speed versus accuracy in online journalism and the secrets to profitability.
- Posted Apr 19, 2010
OnCopyright 2010, a 1-day event held at the Union League Club in New York City and sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), tackled the issue of copyright from four vantage points: art, society, technology, and law. The 19 experts from these four sectors provided insights into the changing parameters of remixing, mashups, collaboration, and disruptive technology.
- Posted Apr 23, 2010
With the Active Intelligence Engine (AIE), Attivio provides a tool capable of accessing any information, not limiting itself to vast arrays of media, data, and documents. However, as anyone who works inside an enterprise knows, finding information is not enough; information must be actionable. However, as anyone who works inside an enterprise knows, finding information is not enough; information must be actionable. That's why Attivio emphasizes the "Active" part of its product name with the release of version 2.1, enhancing the way it enables information to be actionable and how it interacts with customer systems.
Posted May 13, 2010

Featured Stories

All across Kenya and in the rural parts of Africa, digital villages are emerging. These spell a new dawn for people by opening up a whole new world that is rich in information and faster communication channels that will most definitely empower them to become better students, better citizens, better farmers, and skilled workers.
Posted May 04, 2010
Electronic health records are not new. The concept has been around since the first PC hit the stores. Yet despite the much improved systems and greater reasons to use them, fewer than 20% of physicians' practices use electronic medical records.
- Posted May 14, 2010
Linguistic and cultural issues impact the success of businesses seeking to expand throughout the increasingly global marketplace, as well as successes closer to home—given the fact that many countries are populated by those speaking different languages. Previously, only companies of a certain size looked beyond their borders. Today, every business is in competition with every other business across the planet.
- Posted May 10, 2010


I've got a myth I'd like to bust: the myth of telecommuting. I read statistics everywhere about how more and more organizations are embracing remote working. But frankly, I don't see it in practice.
- Posted Apr 29, 2010
Think about the last time you ran into a registration wall. How did you react? If you're like me, chances are you gave up and left. Yet newspapers and magazines are deluding themselves into thinking that pay walls will suddenly, magically be the solution to their revenue crisis this year. To put it mildly, I'm dubious about this scheme.
- Posted May 03, 2010
Reams have been written about the impact of the Apple iPhone on content production and content creation, advising content companies, media firms, and major consumer brands to launch apps to reach a larger audience. Now, that hint is becoming a business imperative.
- Posted May 06, 2010
Avi Rappoport: "Over the years I've been part of many enterprise content management initiatives. I've seen each repository grow, usually isolated from the others. The result is often an ecosystem of different, disconnected enterprise knowledge assets. An emerging cross-vendor standard called content management interoperability services (CMIS) offers to connect some of those repository dots."
Posted May 07, 2010
Martin White: "There are not many things in life that get under my skin. Currently, third on the list is poorly implemented faceted navigation. It is fast becoming the fix-all for search applications where users do more than skim the first 10 results from a list of 50,000."
Posted May 10, 2010
I have to admit that I am a campaign junkie. I love observing the marketing aspects of important political races. It doesn't matter who I support; it's the race that keeps me riveted, especially when one or more candidates deploy social media. So it's fascinating to have watched firsthand how Martha Coakley and Scott Brown campaigned for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
- Posted May 13, 2010

Faces of EContent

As a technical project lead for ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company providing text-driven business intelligence solutions, Sumit Shah works primarily on the company's Calais initiative, which offers free metadata generation services, developer tools, and an open standard for the generation of semantic content. In this role, Shah has a broad mandate, both helping customers who have deployed OpenCalais and adapting the platform for internal use at Thomson Reuters.
- Posted May 04, 2010

Case Studies

ISI's information technology team began to suspect an increase in unauthorized account activity, but a diverse userbase across dozens of countries made it hard to collect hard data to quantify the problem.
- Posted Apr 30, 2010