Execs want help in Web 2.0 efforts


In this World Wide Wrap: Execs want help in Web 2.0 efforts, DOD gives MS certification, and IBM offers classification.

Execs want help in Web 2.0 efforts

An electronic revolution is taking place at George Washington University, as its CIO issues a call to IT arms to find ways to satisfy increasing user demands for support of Web 2.0 technologies like blogs and wikis, reports Computer World.

Ronald Bonig, interim VP and CIO of Washington DC-based GW, said this week the effort would get a huge boost if EMC Corporation makes good on its promise to support the Web 2.0 universe in future versions of its Documentum content management software.

“We need to start to decouple information from applications,” said Lewis. “If we can do that, then we make the applications capable of leveraging information from different data sources,” says Bonig.

DOD gives MS certification

The US Defence Department`s Joint Interoperability Test Command has certified that Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 complies with the DOD 5015.2 electronic record-keeping standard, reports GCN.

Although written for mandatory Defence Department use, this standard is also used by civilian agencies to evaluate records management software. The National Archives and Records Administration endorsed using version 2 of DOD 5015.2 for all federal agencies.

Later this year, Microsoft will offer an add-on pack to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server that will incorporate record-keeping functionality, according to the company.

IBM offers classification

According to Computer Business Review, IBM has developed new self-learning classification software to make unstructured content more accessible to business.

The software automatically categorises large volumes of textual data, like documents, e-mail and customer interaction records, and is offered as two classification modules for IBM`s OmniFind Discovery Edition-managed search engine and FileNet P8 content management platform.

The new software is localised for most Western European languages, as well as Japanese, Chinese and Korean character sets. IBM said its classification technology differs from others in that it is "self-learning", which means it becomes more accurate the more it is used to interpret meaning, the context of the language as well as any associated metadata in unstructured data.