Knowledge Management

BA Insight, an innovator in the Cognitive Search market, introduced SmartHub, which leverages the latest cloud-based search and cognitive computing services from Microsoft, Google, and Elastic. A cloud-based application that can be used alone or in combination with other products in the BA Insight Software Portfolio, SmartHub gives customers the flexibility to choose the best available technology to fit their environment, preferences, and the job at hand. It supports:

How much time do you spend searching for the right content? According to one study, knowledge workers spend 20% or more of their day looking for timely and relevant content. Personally, I think that is a conservative estimate – but thankfully, Microsoft and many of its partners are trying to reduce that number.

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I’ve been asked the same question on a number of occasions recently by senior hiring managers: how do you sell an opportunity to a candidate in a highly competitive talent pool?

There is no easy answer to this because every candidate is different and first you need to put yourself in their shoes to understand their likely motivations.

For instance, not everyone is motivated by money. Sometimes it’s recognition, a stimulating work environment or flexibility but it’s usually a mix of all of these and more.

Ask yourself questions like:

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Aderant, a global leader in firm management software, announced today the acquisition of Handshake Software, Inc., a market leading and award-winning provider of software products to the legal vertical, including portals, knowledge management, enterprise search, and mobility solutions. The acquisition will expand the Aderant suite of products.

Adoption and engagement are quickly becoming the most discussed topics in the SharePoint community. Why? Because organizations are realizing that the concept of “build it and they will come” was never true, and that they need to do a better job of tracking and measuring collaboration – and demonstrating business value. They’ve learned that no matter how solid the solution you deploy, adoption takes work.


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Last month, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the MER Conference in Chicago. The annual event is one of the largest educational conferences focused on addressing the ever-present challenges of managing electronic records from the legal, technical and operational perspectives.

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What does search relevancy and personalization mean?

To me, relevancy and personalization are all about delivering search results in context. I want to be presented with a dynamic dashboard that provides me with a personalized view of information that helps me get my job done.  That could mean access to critical documents, no matter where they live.  It could be a widget that suggests experts who can answer my questions or suggests candidates for my new project team. The key is it needs to be dynamic and all about me.  Me.  Me.  Me.

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Two of my colleagues recently published blog articles that I would like to piggy back on.  Don Miller recently discussed the importance of metadata when it comes to finding information in his blog post, The Magical Answer to Making Intranet Search as Awesome as Internet Search.  Mark Aschemeyer then posted an article about the importance of connecting to all of the significant information inside a company in his post, Putting the Cart Before the Horse.  Both posts are very valuable first steps in building a solid search foundation, and in this post, I

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Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been ranked first for antitrust client alerts in a survey by leading competition review Concurrences at the Antitrust Writing Awards 2017.

Concurrences surveyed 4685 in-house counsel to assess their readership of law firms’ 2016 antitrust knowledge resources to establish the leading antitrust client alerts.

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