NetworkedPlanet, the leading vendor of information management tools, has announced a 75 per cent year-on-year increase of sales for its TMCore TopicMaps Technology. This follows strong growth in sales over the last three years as more organisations adopt semantic search capabilities to locate and deliver targeted data across the enterprise. Leading organisations across the globe, including The Royal Academy of Music, IndiePixfilms.com, the Norwegian Post Office and Wilhelmsen vehicle logistics services, now use NetworkedPlanet’s TopicMaps Technology to search for information across disparate databases.
TMCore integrates with CMS platforms and Microsoft's SharePoint technology. Organisations worldwide use Microsoft SharePoint as a web-based document management system and integrating with TMCore enables users to connect all documents within SharePoint with key business concepts. This enhances search and navigation by taking into account contextual information such as the user, projects they work on and their personal skill-set.
"More and more organisations are realising the benefits of adopting a TopicMaps approach for both enterprise and public search," commented Kal Ahmed, Founder of NetworkedPlanet. "Many standard content management solutions, search platforms and SharePoint applications have various efficiency limitations. However, integrating these with TopicMaps technology can remedy this by enabling a business to semantically search across an entire enterprise and structure its content in a way that replicates how the organisation works - which is a very valuable proposition for any company.
"For companies with various divisions, such as government organisations, there is often a need to search, manage and retrieve information stored in disparate internal and external systems. Using a TopicMaps solution such as TMCore has the ability to cut the cost, time and risks associated with gathering this information. In addition, it can help with compliance issues - where a company has to provide a data trail of information and documents," Kal Ahmed added.
NetworkedPlanet's TMCore solution was a key topic at a recent international TopicMaps conference in Oslow, Norway, where a third of the presentations given referenced the company and its products. Speakers at the event included Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology at The Royal Academy of Music, Anthony Pitts, who discussed how TopicMaps Technology has enabled the Academy to develop an intelligent navigation system for what has the potential to become the largest and most comprehensive online music resource on the Internet, linking profiles, discographies, performances and musical compositions of any artist or genre.
The TopicMaps solution provides a unique approach to both enterprise and web search - mirroring thought processes by enabling existing information and data to be semantically linked by any topic and relationship which provides a goal-oriented approach to information management. Uses could include co-ordinating e-Learning programmes across an enterprise to communicating cultural information to the general public.
NetworkedPlanet was formed in 2004 to develop topic map processing tools and applications specifically for the Microsoft .NET framework. The company's first product, TMCore05, was released in January 2005. NetworkedPlanet provides a suite of tools and products to organise and structure the access to information to make it easier to locate and more relevant to end-users. It provides a range of tools scaling up from work-group information management to full-scale commercial websites and enterprise content management systems.
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