Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise search and semantic Web markets, Frost & Sullivan recognises Smartlogic with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Semaphore. This content intelligence platform effectively harnesses the potential of existing information management and enterprise search applications, resulting in better performance.
"Semaphore successfully meets the content search, management and intelligence requirements of enterprises," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Charanya Balasubramanian. "This technological innovation endows existing enterprise systems with the capability to find, organize, process, monetize, control and govern unstructured content in an efficient manner."
By leveraging semantic technology capabilities, Smartlogic's Semaphore enables a wide range of applications for enterprises. It facilitates rapid development of a knowledge model in applications. By including features such as taxonomy and ontology management, automatic classification, text mining and contextual navigation, the platform improves the efficiency of content management and document management.
Notably, the ontology software developed by Semaphore for enterprise content averts ambiguities associated with user search queries and enables an interface that lets the user access information in a highly intuitive and contextual manner.
"This allows intranet and Internet sites to help people gain access to the knowledge and resources they need in a shorter span of time," said Balasubramanian. "Thus, by enhancing search capabilities, Semaphore supports a wider range of user search activities compared to traditional search and navigation paradigms."
Assisting enterprises to harness their knowledge assets, Semaphore encompasses capabilities for highly refined analysis, creation and management of taxonomies, ontologies and thesauri. Further more, usage of Semaphore for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is also gaining traction.
"Semaphore detects and classifies vulnerable pieces of structured data, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and healthcare codes/records using entity extraction and text mining capabilities," said Balasubramanian. "It can be used to secure sensitive content, such as important intellectual property, trade secrets, export controlled content or content containing personal information."
From media to e-governance, to healthcare and beyond, Semaphore is capable of transforming the way data classification has been looked upon by enterprises. For instance, government authorities use Semaphore to tag information according to their standards for compliance, intelligence processing and citizen self-service, while healthcare companies use Semaphore to boost the level of self-service and improve the quality of critical health information they provide to patients.
"Smartlogic offers great value addition to its customers as it enables organisations of all sizes to provide access to, and control of, the information that managers, employees, partners and other stakeholders need," concludes Balasubramanian. "With inherent capabilities to meet governance, compliance and operational objectives, the addition of Semaphore to enterprise solutions averts the need for re-engineering search and content management systems."
In recognition of these features, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present Smartlogic with the 2011 Technology Innovation Award in the European content intelligence market. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing a technology that significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of new products and applications. The award lauds the relevance of the innovation to the industry.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Smartlogic is a privately held company with offices in the UK and USA., Smartlogic focuses on delivering Content Intelligence based solutions for varied information management systems including enterprise search, content management and other business process engines. Leveraging on their technical capabilities, Smartlogic has partnered with key participants including Microsoft, Google and Apache Solr to enhance the capability of these company's products. With a technically robust platform, Smartlogic serves a wide clientele across verticals including NASA, Bank of America, Ford Foundation, UBS, OXY and Yell.com UK Parliament, and the UK's National Health Service.
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