Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Nov 16, 2017 4:01:44 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

As director of operations, Fure will oversee the customer activities with his team out of the company's New York office

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Nov 6, 2017 1:32:52 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

VirtualWorks is featured in the recent Magazine publication of the German Insurance company "Kaufmännische Krankenkasse" (KKH), where Christian Schömmer was interviewed about VitualWorks' views on the next generation of intranet collaboration, and how information retrieval and search can make all the difference between a good and a bad approach.

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Topics: Search Tips, VirtualWorks, Intranet, news

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Oct 31, 2017 3:02:33 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

Anexsys Ltd has signed a multi-year agreement with ayfie for its integrated Relativity application and contract M&A capabilities

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 28, 2017 4:38:15 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Denne uken lanserte vi viainsight for GDPR, vår løsning for å hjelpe virksomheter med å håndtere den nye personvernforordningen. Finansavisen viet nyheten en helside, noe vi tar som en bekreftelse på at løsningen treffer et viktig punkt hos norske virksomheter.

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Topics: GDPR, sjekkliste

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Oct 24, 2017 9:12:12 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

Lex Tech Review featured an article about how ayfie improves search results in the eDiscovery process

Lex Tech Review recently featured an article that discusses the integration of ayfie Inspector with Relativity. Using aided-intelligence and machine learning, ayfie Inspector can facilitate specific workflows within Relativity to eliminate redundant efforts. 

Read the full article here.

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Topics: news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 18, 2017 8:45:49 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Innlegg av Director og advokat Bjørn Ofstad og advokatfullmektig Charlotte Thuesen, Deloitte Legal


Det er svært interessant å være advokat som jobber med personvern og teknologi om dagen, med økt fokus på et tema som engasjerer bredt. Som rådgiver ser vi både utfordringene som venter, men også de positive effektene virksomheter møter i jakten på personvernet. Virksomheter har nå begynt å forstå den virkelige grunnen til hvorfor det er viktig å satse på et godt personvern; det er ikke (bare) fordi nytt regelverk er på trappene, men fordi brukerne – borgerne – bryr seg. Satser dere på personvern, setter dette i fokus i alle prosesser, får dere et konkurransefortrinn i bransjen dere er i. Det er vårt beste råd fra innsiden av rådgiversiden i disse dager hvor GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) er på alles agenda og styrebord.
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Topics: GDPR, sjekkliste

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Oct 10, 2017 6:05:53 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

ayfie Inspector will empower organizations to extract maximum value from their investment in Relativity

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Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 10, 2017 12:40:25 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Vellykket GDPR-arbeid starter med å få kontroll på dataene. Vet du hvor du lagrer dem? Hvor skal du begynne å lete hvis noen spør om innsyn i sine persondata hos deg? For å sikre at virksomheten i samsvar med den nye personvernforordningen må du ha kontroll på dette. Vi viser deg hvordan.

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Topics: GDPR, sjekkliste

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 10, 2017 12:38:07 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Ett framgångsrikt GDPR-arbete börjar alltid med att du får kontroll över de personuppgifter som verksamheten hanterar. Vet du var de lagras? Och vet du var du ska börja leta när någon begär att få veta vilka uppgifter ni har om personen? För att leva upp till den nya sekretesslagen GDPR måste du ha kontroll på data. Det kan vi hjälpa dig med.

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Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Oct 4, 2017 7:49:22 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

CIO Applications recognizes emerging technology solutions providers in the legal space

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Even Baklid on Oct 3, 2017 4:51:48 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

This year’s Cowen SOLID Summit provided great industry-specific insight into the legal profession. Here’s what the professionals are saying and how we all need to adapt.

ayfie had the pleasure of attending the Cowen SOLID Summit from September 14-15 in New York City with hundreds of legal professionals. From law firms and in-house counsel to executive level and department heads—we connected with the best and brightest in the legal industry to understand their struggles.  

The format of the summit is simple yet effective; 4-5 ten-minute provoking legal “ted talk” styled presentations followed by a 25-minute table discussion. Listening to topics like “AI and the Bussines of Law – What Works Now”, “Making Your Legal Team More Effective by Leveraging New Tools and Technologies” and “Agile Lawyering” truly solidified ayfie’s vision – How can we empower legal professionals through our technology?

ayfie could not agree more with Mark Smolik from DHL that the legal industry is rapidly changing and we all need to adapt. We learned that if legal professionals do not challenge the current Business of Law and adopt new technologies, the performance of law firms and in-house counsel will be affected.

How can we tackle the changing landscape of our industry? By gathering thought leaders to round table discussions, creating working groups, and drafting action plans. At SOLID, we participated in tackling “How to Deploy AI Technologies Within you Organization” and “Creating Next-Gen Business of Law.”

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Topics: Events

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 3, 2017 10:23:33 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Undersökningar visar att svenska företagsledare inte känner till att den nya sekretesslagstiftningen faktiskt angår deras verksamhet. Det första du måste säkra för att lyckas med projektet är att själv förstå och sedan förankra GDPR-arbetet i verksamhetens högsta ledning.

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Topics: GDPR

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Oct 3, 2017 9:24:06 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Undersøkelser viser at norske ledere ikke vet at den nye personvernforordningen angår deres virksomhet. Forståelse og forankring av GDPR-arbeidet hos ledelsen i din virksomhet er det første du må sikre for et vellykket prosjekt.

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Topics: GDPR

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Sep 28, 2017 4:35:39 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

Nace will use years of experience to drive new business.

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Sep 27, 2017 9:53:42 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Den 25 maj 2018 träder de nya reglerna om datasäkerhet i kraft. Regelverket går under namnet GDPR som är en förkortning för General Data Protection Regulation. Alla svenska organisationer som hanterar persondata berörs, dvs i praktiken de allra flesta.

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Topics: GDPR

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Sep 26, 2017 4:28:05 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

The two organizations will provide a suite of cognitive technologies for the financial services industry. 

 

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Sep 26, 2017 8:50:02 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

After a couple of intense days at the Enterprise Business Collaboration event we are back in our seats and it’s time for reflection. What hits us is the fact that a lot of organizations talk and are doodling about change management, the digital workplace and how to create meaningful insight and collaboration for the employees.

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Posted by Florian Lohmeier on Sep 25, 2017 5:29:24 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

We’ll give you a glimpse into the future and what’s big for businesses over the next 365 according to ILTACON—no DeLorean needed.

Last month we had the privilege to attend ILTACON, the International Legal Technology Association’s 40th annual conference in Las Vegas. We networked, we sat in on high-powered keynotes and absorbed everything we could in the hundreds of peer-provided educational sessions. With all of the great information we learned, we want to share a look into the future with 3 things your business will likely wrestle with over the next trip around the sun.

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Topics: Events

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Sep 18, 2017 1:08:52 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR. På norsk: Den nye personvernforordningen. Den angår norske virksomheter som behandler persondata, noe som i praksis vil si alle. 25. mai 2018 smeller det, og da må din virksomhet ha kontroll på dataene.

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Topics: GDPR

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Sep 15, 2017 11:47:24 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

We are preparing and packing our bags for Berlin and this year’s Enterprise Business Collaboration event. We anticipate two fun and exciting days filled with inspiration, learning and information. The speaker list is impressive and we look forward to hearing many prominent speakers onstage talking about trends and innovative ideas in the space of intranet, business collaboration and the digital workplace. We also look forward to productive conversations and lessons learned with industry leaders and peers in the market.

Finally, we are proud to have our colleague, Christian Schömmer, onstage talking about the future of search and how the digital workplace enables new and more effective ways of working. If you like to listen in, his presentation will be live streamed and available afterwards on the EBC blog.

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Posted by Erik Baklid on Sep 13, 2017 5:30:00 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.group/

Comments from CEO

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Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Sep 13, 2017 4:35:52 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

SOLID is an interactive summit on the intersection of AI, innovation, disruption and the business of law.

 

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Sep 11, 2017 3:22:28 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Companies are constantly looking for new ways to run their operations smarter and the digital workplace requires better connectivity, communication and collaboration. Organizations need to be more strategic in how they design and organize the workplace as employees expect a more personalized experience. Working together in teams has become standard procedure and new technology is helping workers communicate, collaborate and share resources.  

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Topics: Events

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Aug 28, 2017 3:35:15 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

New office space positions text analytics company for future growth.

 

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Aug 17, 2017 3:46:47 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

VirtualWorks is proud to be onstage at the upcoming Enterprise Business Collaboration 2017 taking place in Berlin on September 17 – 19. It is a well-established international event which brings together more than 200 professionals working within communication, technology and business to discuss topics like the future of enterprise search, collaboration and the digital workplace. It will be two days packed with inspiration, learning and networking through keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and presentations. And the best of it all – we have 5 tickets to spare!

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Posted by Cathrine Thaning on Aug 17, 2017 3:46:37 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Enterprise Business Collaboration 2017 is a well-established international event which brings together more than 200 professionals working within communication, technology and business to discuss topics like the future of enterprise search, collaboration and the digital workplace. It will be two days packed with inspiration, learning and networking through keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

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Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Aug 7, 2017 8:53:58 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

Ari Kaplan interviews ayfie's Chief Revenue Officer, Rob Wescott, about the company and its upcoming sponsorship at ILTACON 2017.

Ari Kaplan recently featured Rob Wescott, chief revenue officer at ayfie, in Reinventing Professionals' "ILTA Feature: Definitively Deploying Text Analytics" podcast to discuss the company’s technology, how it differs from others in the space, ways that it enables technology assisted review (TAR) and continuous active learning, and what the company will be announcing at ILTACON 2017.

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Topics: news

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Aug 2, 2017 3:51:01 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

Text analytics company to exhibit at the premier educational and networking opportunity for legal technology professionals.

 

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Aug 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) selects Virtualworks to deliver a search Platform to enable quick and actionable business insights from their structured and un-structured data.

Sweden, Stockholm, August, 2017 – Försvarets Materielverk(FMV) has chosen Virtualworks to deliver technology to support their complex business processes. FMV delivers defense logistics for the Swedish defense and ensures that the Armed Forces have the equipment and the logistics services they need to carry out their mission. All activities are financed mainly by orders from the Armed Forces and requires close cooperation between the authorities. FMV also carry out assignments for other authorities and cooperate with other intelligence agencies, both in Sweden and internationally. Their expertise in engineering, business, law and project management enables them to deliver sustainable solutions to their customers. FMV’s goal is to deliver effective defense logistics when and where it is needed.

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Posted by Simen Kortgaard on Jul 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Genom åren har många intranät utvecklats till stora, komplexa miljöer. Fyllda med datasilos som innehåller stora mängder information som gör det svårt att hitta exakt vad man behöver. Den digitala arbetsplatsen kan således inte längre modellera medarbetarnas arbetsprocesser eftersom dessa i digitaliseringseran kräver både strukturerad och ostrukturerad data, t.ex. från sociala nätverkstjänster, för att fatta rätt beslut. Du kan lösa problemet med att "söka, hitta och framgångsrikt använda" all önskad information.  

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Topics: Events, Event Announcement

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 12, 2017 4:55:24 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

95 million NOK fund raising: Norwegian enterprise solution vendor and 40 years of German linguistics research will put a new perspective on information retrieval

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Posted by Simen Kortgaard on Jul 12, 2017 12:01:39 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Skanskas intranät bygger deras gemensamma kultur, deras värderingar och strategi, och säkerställer att medarbetarna har tillgång till både den globala och allas lokala information, oavsett var de befinner sig.  

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Topics: VirtualWorks, Events, Event Announcement

Posted by Erik Baklid on Jul 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.group/

VirtualWorks Group, a leading provider of smart search solutions and semantic analysis, has appointed Siw Ødegaard as CFO.

Oslo, Norway, July 10, 2017: VirtualWorks Group AS, the Norwegian based holding company of VirtualWorks and ayfie, has appointed Siw Ødegaard as CFO. VirtualWorks Group is strengthening its executive management to prepare the company for its expected growth in the quickly developing smart search solutions and semantic analysis market segments.

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Posted by Simen Kortgaard on Jul 10, 2017 11:49:38 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Ett stort problem med många intranät är att användarna har svårt att hitta det de söker. Hjälper intranätet medarbetarna att jobba effektivare? Hur ser det ut med söket? Vad bör man tänka på för att få ett effektivt intranät?

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Topics: Intranet, Events, Event Announcement

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on Jun 29, 2017 5:36:28 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

New capital from parent company, VirtualWorks Group, sets ayfie, Inc. up for future success. 

 

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Topics: press release, news

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.group/

VirtualWorks Group AS, based in Oslo, recently raised new funding to support the growth strategy of its business units VirtualWorks AS and ayfie Inc.

Oslo, Norway, June 14, 2017:  VirtualWorks Group, a leading provider of smart search solutions and semantic analysis, has recently raised NOK 95 million ($11 million USD) in new equity.

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Topics: news

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.group/

As part of the recent fundraising of VirtualWorks Group, the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv made a profile of the company and its CEO and president, Erik Baklid.

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Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 8, 2017 12:15:02 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

 

On September 18 – 19, 2017 we will have a speaker slot at the event called "Enterprise Business Collaboration".

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Topics: Event Announcement

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 2, 2017 9:25:00 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Skanska will tell you about their trip to a Digital Workplace and WSA shares the results of the annual trend report "How is Sweden's intranet?"

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Posted by Erik Baklid on May 31, 2017 9:31:00 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.group/

Comments from CEO

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Topics: report

Posted by ayfie, Inc. on May 2, 2017 8:37:00 PM on http://blog.ayfie.com/

The unique combination of ONE Discovery's review toolset from eDiscovery professionals for eDiscovery professionals and ayfie's deep text analytics platform enables a new level of control over the ever-growing data sets and effectiveness in managing large and small corpuses.

 

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Topics: linguistics, press release, ediscovery, partnership, news

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Apr 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

VirtualWorks has signed an agreement with Skanska to deliver a new global search solution on Skanska’s intranet, OneSkanska.

Sweden, Stockholm, April, 2017 – Skanska (www.skanska.com) is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups, concentrated on selected home markets in the Nordic countries, Central Eastern Europe and in North America. With a focus on sustainability, Skanska offers competitive solutions – not least for the most complex assignments. Skanska is a public company listed on NASTAQ Stockholm and has more than 43.000 employees.

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Posted by Christian Schömmer on Mar 1, 2017 10:35:00 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

The digital workplace becomes a reality more and more, which leads to vast amounts of data and near impossible managability. VirtualWorks enables you to proactively stay up to date on information you care about the most. Meet us at the INTRA.NET Reloaded in Berlin — we help you take your intranet to the next level.

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Topics: Events

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jan 8, 2016 10:15:40 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Creating portable visibility into the enterprise knowledge base while maintaining data security is a constant challenge for enterprises.  They want tools that guarantee user security while simultaneously supporting features like text search, and they want to be able to do it all cost effectively, in the cloud. So what are the realistic options?

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Topics: Data Access, Enterprise Index, Encrypted Search

Posted by vworks_admin on Nov 4, 2015 8:36:21 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

What do the NSA and healthcare companies have in common? They both are likely to have searchable indexes of their data that exceed the size of the data itself. 

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Enterprise Index

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Oct 2, 2015 12:55:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

SharePoint promises a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device via all popular web browsers.  In theory, it’s a great goal. In practice, many IT departments are struggling to realize the true value of their SharePoint investment.

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Topics: Virtual Migration, Data Sprawl, SharePoint

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Oct 2, 2015 12:42:45 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Frustrated with the time it takes your employees to find documents within the network, but unsure how to solve the problem?  Enterprise search solutions help users find files quickly while saving the enterprise time and money.  Analyst firm IDC reports that a single employee costs a company nearly $20,000 a year searching for files. 

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Topics: Data Access, Enterprise Discovery, Search Best Practices

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Oct 2, 2015 12:31:53 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Corporate intranets tend to be static and content-led, and it’s killing their value.

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Topics: Data Access, Intranet

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Oct 1, 2015 11:07:02 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

We’ve all been frustrated searching the Internet or corporate intranet for the right item.  Thousands of files can pop up and it sometimes takes up to 15 minutes or more to find the right search entry.  Search is supposed to quickly discover the right information in the right timeframe, but unless you understand the tricks of the trade, it can be difficult to narrow down the results.

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Topics: Search Tips

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Aug 10, 2015 7:43:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

ViaWorks enhances the Azure environment with the power to deploy and manage enterprise-wide document and data discovery across on-premises systems, as well as hybrid private and public clouds.

VirtualWorks Group Inc. today announced its plans to support Azure by linking on-premises, private and public cloud information assets in a seamless discovery platform.
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Topics: Big Data, Cloud, Data Access, Enterprise Index, SharePoint, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Aug 3, 2015 7:29:00 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Companies hoping to develop new capabilities before their rivals don't have to wait for new hardware or software installation. The current generation of IT solutions is available in the cloud. That means direct access to new capabilities could be on the way, with providers handling the actual management of the programs. There is a downside to this rapid deployment, however - companies could end up experiencing a serious problem with data silos. Too many applications, each producing a mass of information, could clog systems and contribute to the rising threat of data sprawl.

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Topics: Cloud, Data Migration, Data Sprawl, Data Access

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Aug 2, 2015 7:23:54 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

We are often asked why an organization should not renew their Google Search Appliance (GSA). In addition, why it makes sense to just buy a ViaWorks system instead of going down the road of a GSA device. This blog is dedicated to answering these questions using the most widely available facts.
Most importantly, the GSA is sold on a two to three year term. After the term, the organization must repurchase in full the entire solution, give back the old hardware, and acquire new hardware. The device shuts down after the term. With ViaWorks, you use the software product as long as you wish on the server hardware that you choose to deploy it on. We offer an annual maintenance plan which incorporates software updates and support. We never shut down your system and you never have to return it. You can easily renew your maintenance each year. You can add additional document or user capability up to the scalability of the server hardware that you choose.
The GSA software is embedded into pre-determined server hardware. Instead of choosing the hardware for the current steady state needs (total searches per second and new documents per second) of the Search solution, with ViaWorks the customer chooses the server hardware. The hardware can be chosen to accommodate additional future scalability needs. In addition, if there are a large number of documents that need to be initially indexed, more powerful server hardware can be chosen to speed up the initial fetching and indexing elapsed time. This can save a significant amount of project start up time.
The GSA pricing model is based on the number of documents that are indexed. The price is the same whether you have 5 users or 5,000 users. With ViaWorks we can accommodate the GSA pricing model if that is what fits your needs best. However, our mainstream pricing model is an alternative for you that accommodates organizations that have different mixes of documents and users based.
The GSA comes with a limited number of connectors supplied by Google. The GSA relies on connectors built or to be built by 3rd parties for many connectors important for a complete enterprise search solution. An example would be Office 365 connectors including SharePoint Live and OneDrive for Business. With this model, GSA customers must plan on putting their complete Search solution together from multiple vendors. Problem solving becomes problematic because the deployment does not come from a single vendor. This is not a problem with ViaWorks because ViaWorks develops and supports all the connectors including cloud and SaaS connectors like Office 365, SharePoint Live, and OneDrive for Business. If you need indexing of the text in images embedded in documents then the GSA has the same problem because no OCR capability is available from Google. With ViaWorks, the OCR capability is supplied and supported by VirtualWorks.
Finally, another important differentiation is that our product strategy is aimed not only at users performing searches but is also aimed at being a platform for Search Based Applications. Today we document and support APIs that allow different customized Search user interfaces to be built (for embedding into other platforms). These same APIs can be used by applications to perform searches to get information that the application needs to perform its tasks. No user interaction needs to be involved. In the future, additional APIs will be provided for additional Search Based Application functionality.

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Topics: VirtualWorks, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Aug 1, 2015 7:18:33 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Using information from applications both new and old and from documents of all ages has become a part of the average workday. Employees need access to content if they are to stay efficient. Finding an enterprise search tool simple enough for employees with little background in IT to use on a regular basis can boost productivity and free workers to handle higher impact operations that better utilize their unique skills.

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Topics: Data Access, Enterprise Index, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 24, 2015 7:04:27 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

The current generation of digital enterprise solutions is being built atop the previous one. Companies have spent a few generations relying on information technology, meaning there are old productivity apps going unused. This is how the march of progress works, but there is a serious drawback. Data saved in old formats and saved in silos related to disused applications may now be hard to find. The IT workers behind the projects involved may have left their respective companies over the years, adding yet another layer of distance. But what if a user today has to find that data?

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Data Access

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 23, 2015 7:00:59 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Businesses trying to create sensible and easy to navigate information environments have to face off against dual disruptive forces. Information is always pouring in, much of it unstructured content - including emails, .pdfs, productivity app data and social media streams - meaning the sheer amount of data is constantly on the rise. Coupled with this is the fact that the existing information is varied in its own right, and every update to software means less of the programs actually used to create that data will still be in service, making legacy content harder to find. It's difficult to support an expensive and disruptive migration for old data. Dealing with data is monopolizing the attention of knowledge workers, making the situation seem nearly intractable.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Sprawl, Data Access, Enterprise Index

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 22, 2015 6:55:21 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Everyday operations for today's companies create massive volumes of usable digital content. Strong use of the information generated can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and develop projects that are exactly what staff and customers alike call for. There is a catch, however. If the content is hard to locate, all of these advantages will become less pronounced. Spending time and staff effort digging through archives to find a relevant piece of data is a waste of resources, and efficient operations call for the removal of issues like these.

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Topics: Virtual Migration, Data Access, Enterprise Index, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 18, 2015 6:46:54 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Everyday operations for today's companies create massive volumes of usable digital content. Strong use of the information generated can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and develop projects that are exactly what staff and customers alike call for. There is a catch, however. If the content is hard to locate, all of these advantages will become less pronounced. Spending time and staff effort digging through archives to find a relevant piece of data is a waste of resources, and efficient operations call for the removal of issues like these.

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Topics: Virtual Migration, Data Sprawl, Data Access

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 16, 2015 6:42:40 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Businesses have a complex relationship with their own IT environments. The webs of solutions that make companies function have been growing at a relentless pace in recent years, and businesses' expansions and close relationships with other firms have just entangled matters further. The IT department can cut through the confusion somewhat by deploying applications that see use with a wide cross-section of the user base and provide essential services. One strong contender to fill this role is Microsoft SharePoint, a framework that helps employees collaborate and share information. Used correctly, it can become a frequently consulted portal to help firms form a unified strategy. Of course, some extensions to its native capabilities are necessary to make SharePoint right for such a role.

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Data Access, SharePoint, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 16, 2015 6:37:34 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Every day employees are tasked with finding data - old reports, proposals, statistics, invoices and more.  Searching through data silos, emails, shared drives for useful information takes time. Much effort is expended for limited results, costing every company time and money. The objective here is clear: If the overall process of searching for particular pieces of data could be streamlined, many daily duties for knowledge workers can be quicker and more efficient, leading naturally to more productive employees and a more agile business on the whole.

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Data Access, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 14, 2015 6:32:14 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Making sound technology investments and getting strong returns are key pages in the IT playbook. When it comes to managing big data and the massive increase in data velocity, variety and volume, this could be troublesome. No matter how hard employees try, they may find the process of searching through mountains of new information is costing time and money. It's up to these same IT professionals to identify technology approaches that can cut through data sprawl to make finding corporate content more efficient than ever.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Sprawl, Data Access, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 12, 2015 6:23:46 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

The rise in data volume, velocity and variety are causing trouble for companies trying to ensure constant information availability. Unfortunately, the causes of data sprawl are some of the fundamental building blocks of today's enterprise environment, meaning it's not going away. For instance, affordable and new applications to create, capture and store information are creating siloed and confusing data environments that are larger than ever before and very hard to untangle. IT departments need an answer to this situation, and turning back the clock on overall IT development and application deployment is clearly not an option. Instead, they will have to think about how to liberate the data from the present environment.

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Enterprise Index, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 11, 2015 6:18:41 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

The impact of indexing your content that is accessed daily can be significant, no matter the type of company in question. Searching for information is a regular part of the office routine for a multitude of knowledge workers and a smaller but still vital task for nearly every type of role. If those attempts to find a particular piece of content take too long or fail outright, the end result will be wasted time, at a minimum. The global economy is fragile and competition is fierce, meaning such lost productivity is unacceptable. In this way indexing, which is a subtle process that operates in the background of corporate operations, can become one of the absolute key processes in any IT setup.

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Topics: Enterprise Index, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jul 10, 2015 6:07:09 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Combining application functionality is frequently a project for today's IT departments. The drive to place more functionality in fewer pieces of software is notable because operational environments can be extremely complex, which is detrimental to users. Giving workers a few tools that can do more helps them stay focused and accomplish more. Enterprise search improvement through indexing is one capability that can be placed in the context of other software suites to enable all-around productivity. For example, this approach could be used to enhance the search capability of intranets and other enterprise portals.

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Data Access, Enterprise Index, Intranet

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 28, 2015 5:55:43 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

Companies across the globe have had paperless initiatives in place for years, with the transformation to the digital age almost complete. Leaving physical documentation alone is a problem, and the situation will only get worse, not better. Degradation over time, combined with the addition of new documents and a disconnect from searches that have become purely digital, means that if such a system is not already inefficient and inconvenient, it may be someday. Now is the time to do something about it.This is a big movement for organizational strategies, and firms should make sure they approach their response carefully.

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Topics: Document Imaging

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 20, 2015 10:22:14 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

ViaWorks is an enterprise search tool that empowers workers to find exactly what you need, the moment you need it, no matter where it’s hiding – in email attachments, scanned documents or drawings, SharePoint sites, the company intranet, or across departmental application silos. With less time spent looking for information, you’ll work smarter, faster, more efficiently (and with less stress) than you ever thought possible.

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Topics: Data Sprawl, Data Access, Enterprise Discovery

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 15, 2015 7:55:44 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

There are a plethora of different applications in regular use by organizations today, and the diversity and of files types is only increasing. The environment has expanded at a furious pace over the past few years, aided by the popularity of cloud computing as a tech delivery method. All of this means workers can have a hard time finding their data, as it is now spread across many applications, business systems, and storage centers. Having one 'go-to' portal when they log on at the beginning of the day or the application they can use to connect to their coworkers. For many, SharePoint can serve as this focal point.

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Topics: Data Access, SharePoint

Posted by Christian Schömmer on Jun 8, 2015 11:38:53 AM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

When IT departments see how complex their information storage infrastructures have become, their first inclination might be to tame the data, to convert legacy information into newer formats and simplify the locations in which the data is kept. But IT workers who commit to such a manual data migration project may find themselves overwhelmed. The sheer amount of information that exists within firms' walls is immense and growing, and much of it is unstructured. The many perils of these programs might convince employees to give up. Fortunately, there is an alternative to data migration.

 

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Topics: Data Migration, Data Access

Posted by vworks_admin on Jun 1, 2015 7:19:44 PM on http://blog.virtualworks.com/

I’m asked by almost everyone I encounter “who do you work for?” and “what do they do?” so I thought it was only appropriate to tackle these frequently asked questions in a blog post.

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Topics: VirtualWorks, Enterprise Discovery

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