October 2004 Issue

News Features

Setting up the technology for major events means creating the infrastructure equivalent of a temporary city. At the Democratic National Convention held in Boston’s Fleet Center July 26-29, more than a year of planning culminated with Verizon, the main contractor, employing 200 people for several months to install 4,000 miles of cabling to support convention organizers, the real-time econtent requirements of the media, and the massive security operations.
- Posted Sep 29, 2004
In the world of politics, voters are taking advantage of the Web to track the progress of their favorite candidates, monitor what the other side is up to, and support causes they believe in.
- Posted Oct 08, 2004
LaserFiche thinks it has weapons in its arsenal that police departments throughout the country can use to better fight terrorism…but not the kind you might first imagine. The
- Posted Oct 04, 2004
An ever-increasing number of digital libraries are cropping up to fill very specific niches and offer visitors access to documents and materials that the public library has simply not been able to.
- Posted Oct 01, 2004
The FCC has mandated that all television stations be capable of broadcasting HDTV by 2006, but that isn’t the date that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is counting down to. Instead, it’s July 1, 2005—the day that the FCC’s broadcast flag mandate takes effect.
- Posted Oct 11, 2004

Featured Stories

For the first time in years, Hollywood’s online ad spending is up, and the backrooms of Sunset Boulevard eateries are abuzz with producers talking about the Internet. Hollywood has timidly started to embrace the online world once again. Will it be for real this time? And if so, how is Hollywood seeking to get the most bang for its online content buck?
- Posted Oct 20, 2004
So it goes in business intelligence circles, where how a company receives and processes critical business information can mean the difference between a firm that is recording its financial ledgers in black ink or red. Perhaps that explains why Reuters Business Insight pegs the business intelligence marketplace at $35 billion in 2004, and says it is growing at a seven-percent annual clip.
- Posted Oct 08, 2004
Metadata is not going away, and there is no one simple solution to how to add metadata and maximize its value. So let’s take a look at some of the basic issues around adding metadata to unstructured content and explore a range of approaches that various groups and software vendors are trying.
- Posted Oct 15, 2004


Among the chores people hate most is filling out forms—paper or electronic—and vendors have struggled to make usable eforms for years. Three recent attempts show promise.
- Posted Sep 15, 2004
There is no safe place left: Marketers chase our famously fragmented attention spans with whatever vehicle our eyes and ears might settle on, if only for a few moments; even the desktop is fair game.
- Posted Oct 06, 2004
Not for one minute do I think that knowledge is not important; I just don’t think it can be managed along the classical definition of the management of resources, and it certainly can’t be managed by throwing KM technology at the problem.
- Posted Oct 20, 2004
While the core business model remains virtually unchanged, the new wave of content being syndicated today comes from non-publishers like organizations and corporations.
- Posted Oct 13, 2004
Many times, a powerful corporate clique will have business intelligence they feel proprietary about and keep to themselves in an effort to protect their job security.
- Posted Oct 01, 2004

Faces of EContent

"I'm a part of everybody's team because I can spread information."
- Posted Oct 01, 2004