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2011 3rd Qtr Newsletter

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Word from CDI's President

Juan J. Celaya

 

 

Making Your Data More Valuable

Have you been challenged with finding information in your data sources (libraries/databases)? Why is it that in an accounting, payroll, product or similar system you can always find what you are looking for if it is there?

I believe the answer is simply that in those types of data sources you not only know what you are looking for but your data has been captured and then processed in such a way to allow you to find what you are looking for.  Data stored in these types of databases have been captured with metadata that is commonly used within the organization to retrieve that particular record or  information. These data source's fields and corresponding values (a.k.a. metadata) where preselected at the time the data source was created to specifically serve the function of retrieval, based on the content of the data source and how the data was going to be used. Not surprisingly you will find this type of data source to be what is commonly referred to as "structured data".


When it comes to a data source with "unstructured data" this task is more difficult because the use of the data is generally not specific to a single function like, for instance, a "Parts" database would be. Additionally, the data making up these data sources are electronic files containing anything from office documents and emails to images, videos and anything else captured during the normal communication and collaboration processes within an organization.


The solution to dealing with unstructured data is to provide a common structure to the data being captured by using all the data available from the source and adding any business knowledge directly from the business unit that will be using the data. Additionally, the methodology supporting the solution needs to be flexible by allowing it to support changes to the current business need, future requirements and is able to address previously processed data, and last but not least keep cost down by allowing for changes to take place quickly without involving end users..
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DAFConnect™ & DAFConnect™ Pro for SharePoint - Connecting Your Desktop 
Juan J. Celaya
 

A lot of focus is placed in managing and retrieving information.  There are plenty of requirements as to how a Document Management system or an Enterprise Content Management system must work to track information and the metadata associated with each digital asset stored in its libraries. All types of functional specifications allow for a plethora of ways to.....Full Article

Congratulations to our two raffle winners.

Congratulations to Charlotte Holden from Houston, Texas the winner of the CDI/SharePoint® Saturday Houston 2011 Conference raffle and Howard Loos from KPMG in Houston Texas, the winner of the CDI/ARMA Houston 2011 Spring Conference raffle. Mrs. Holden and Mr. Loos both received a new Kodak Playsport video camara.

Thanks to those who took part in the raffle drawing. We look forward in seeing everyone at next year's conferences.
 
 
 

Six Things Everyone Should Know about Optical Character Recognition (But Didn't Know Who To Ask)
by Bill LaPorte
 

Optical Character Recognition or OCR technology is the electronic conversion or translation of visual text (typed, handwritten or machine printed) into "machine-encoded' text. The intent of this conversion is to leverage the resulting information using other computer facilities such as machine translation, full-text searching, converting text to speech, automatic document classification and metadata tagging, data mining and myriad other capabilities. I believe OCR to be.....Read more

What CAN'T SharePoint do? 
by Jeff Shuey, Director Business Development, Eastman Kodak Company

For those of you that don't know what SharePoint is here is a quick overview: SharePoint is a product and a technology from Microsoft that allows people to share information.

In reality - SharePoint is much more than this, but if you don't know what SharePoint is this should be enough.

For those that DO know what SharePoint is and does I hope you read on. In my opinion SharePoint can be morphed into almost any solution imaginable. The reason I say this is because of the role partners play and because Microsoft has created SharePoint to be.....Full Article.  

Don't miss out on the Kodak ScanMate i920 Scanner SAVINGS......

The information organizer that 
won't take up your whole desk.
 
Or your whole day.

       Kodak ScanMate i920 Scanner.jpg 

The i920's compact, highly portable design takes up less space on your desk while reliably handling a wide range of documents, including extra-long documents, business cards, ID cards, and embossed hard cards.

For more information and other great deals and discounts contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 888-836-6067.  

Press Release!!!!!

U.S. Army Approves Certificate of Networthiness for Latest Release of Digital Asset Finder

 DAF v3 Offers Enhanced Functionality for Army Analyst and Dicision Makers  

 

Washington, DC --COMPU-DATA International, LLC
 
COMPU-DATA International, LLC (CDI), a leading developer of Content And Data Integration (CADI™) solutions for government and industry, today announced that DigitalAsset Finder™  v3.0 has entered production and received the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the US Army Network Technology Command (NETCOM).
 
DAF Version 3 adds functionality and improves performance over version 2.  Leonardo Carbone, Vice President of Development & Professional Services had this to say about the enhancements: "Aside from providing hit list sorting by repository fields and enhanced control of user functionality, DAF v3 includes
.....Read more

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Six Things Everyone Should Know about Optical Character Recognition (But Didn't Know Who To Ask)  

by Bill LaPorte  

 

Optical Character Recognition or OCR technology is the electronic conversion or translation of visual text (typed, handwritten or machine printed) into "machine-encoded' text. The intent of this conversion is to leverage the resulting information using other computer facilities such as machine translation, full-text searching, converting text to speech, automatic document classification and metadata tagging, data mining and myriad other capabilities. I believe OCR to be.....Read more

 

What CAN'T SharePoint do?

by Jeff Shuey, Director Business Development, Eastman Kodak Company

 

For those of you that don't know what SharePoint is here is a quick overview: SharePoint is a product and a technology from Microsoft that allows people to share information.

 

In reality - SharePoint is much more than this, but if you don't know what SharePoint is this should be enough.

 

For those that DO know what SharePoint is and does I hope you read on. In my opinion SharePoint can be morphed into almost any solution imaginable. The reason I say this is because of the role partners play and because Microsoft has created SharePoint to be.....Full Article.  

 

Don't miss out on the Kodak ScanMate i920 Scanner SAVINGS......

 

The information organizer that

won't take up your whole desk.

 Or your whole day.

       Kodak ScanMate i920 Scanner.jpg 

 

The i920's compact, highly portable design takes up less space on your desk while reliably handling a wide range of documents, including extra-long documents, business cards, ID cards, and embossed hard cards.

 

For more information and other great deals and discounts contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 888-836-6067.  

Press Release!!!!!

U.S. Army Approves Certificate of Networthiness for Latest Release of Digital Asset Finder
 
DAF v3 Offers Enhanced Functionality for Army Analyst and Dicision Makers
 

 

Washington, DC --COMPU-DATA International, LLC
 
COMPU-DATA International, LLC (CDI), a leading developer of Content And Data Integration (CADI™) solutions for government and industry, today announced that DigitalAsset Finder™  v3.0 has entered production and received the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the US Army Network Technology Command (NETCOM).
 
DAF Version 3 adds functionality and improves performance over version 2.  Leonardo Carbone, Vice President of Development & Professional Services had this to say about the enhancements: "Aside from providing hit list sorting by repository fields and enhanced control of user functionality, DAF v3 includes.....Read more