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Concept Searching Metadata Survey Shows Growing Interest in Office 365

February 27, 2014

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Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has completed its annual SharePoint Metadata Survey, and first results indicate a growing interest in Office 365 but limited to deploying the product for collaboration only.

The Concept Searching second annual survey was completed by over 300 organizations using SharePoint, and the objective was to determine how organizations are using metadata and/or the SharePoint Term Store to manage unstructured content. The survey questions sought to solicit feedback on how, or if, organizations were using metadata to drive applications such as search, records management, protection of privacy and confidential information, migration, and to a lesser extent applications such as text analytics, collaboration, and social content. The white paper containing the detailed results will be published in late March.

Based on initial results, Office 365 has not been embraced by a significant number of enterprises, although interest in the product is growing. For those who have deployed Office 365, or are in the process of doing so, across the board organizations limit the use of the product to collaboration. Of particular interest was a somewhat laissez faire attitude that using Office 365 for collaboration only was not a security or data privacy issue. In all responses, the respondees did not seem to recognize the same on-premise challenges also exist in the cloud as it applies not only to security, but records declaration and intelligent search.

According to Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, “We are excited about the survey and the great response we received. As an industry leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy tools available in both SharePoint and Office 365, it is important to understand how the marketplace is using Microsoft products and what challenges they are facing on a day-to-day basis.”

Concept Searching is the developer of the award winning conceptClassifier for SharePoint and conceptClassifier for Office 365. The industry unique technologies consist of automatic semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management tools that offer bi-directional native operation with the SharePoint Term Store. As a component of the Smart Content Framework™ for information governance, intelligent metadata enabled solutions are widely deployed by clients to address search, automatic identification of documents of record, identification and security of confidential information from unauthorized access and portability, intelligent migration, text analytics, collaboration, social content, litigation support, and eDiscovery and FOIA.

Concept Searching is an exhibitor at the SharePoint Conference 2014 at Booth 533. Concept Searching welcomes visitors to understand the challenges and benefits of Office 365. For additional information, please visit our Office 365 Platform page on the web site.

About Concept Searching

Founded in 2002, Concept Searching is now the industry leader specializing in conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management. Platform agnostic, Concept Searching is also a Microsoft managed partner with a Gold competency in Application Development, and offers a complete suite of SharePoint solutions. The award winning technologies integrated with Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ encompass the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets in on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environments. Clients have deployed the intelligent metadata enabled solutions to improve search, records management, protection of privacy data, migration, text analytics, eDiscovery, and Enterprise/Web 2.0.

Concept Searching is headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, Canada and South Africa. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies visit and our Blog, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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