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Exclusive: Recommind to pull in social media

Will put social in its information management and governance platform.

By Jason Stamper

Information search, management and governance firm Recommind is planning to integrate social media into its platform, most likely via a partnership with an as-yet-unnamed Australian ISV, CBR has learned.

The news came in an interview with Recommind co-founder and GM of information management and governance, Derek Schueren. "It will help people see what’s going on in social media with relation to their own company – it will enable people to analyse the streams of data out there," he said.

Unfortunately further details of the integration or indeed the ISVs name won’t be released until the official announcement.

Recommind, founded in Silicon Valley in 2000 by Jan Puzicha, Thomas Hofmann and Schueren, started with enterprise search technology that competed at that time with the likes of Google Enterprise, Autonomy (bought by HP) and Fast Search and Transfer (bought by Microsoft). Since then it has branched out into eDiscovery and other areas of information management.

In June this year it launched an Information Governance Suite, which Schueren said helps an oragnisation to manage and organise their overwhelming amounts of unstructured data using machine-learning technology. Unlike traditional governance solutions, IGS is claimed to feature ‘Predictiv Governance’, which combines machine-learning technology with human expertise to automate tasks such as data identification, retention, migration, management and deletion, Schueren said.

Schueren said business at the privately-held firm is brisk, with the company going from 125 staff two-and-a-half years ago, to over 500 today. The firm’s strategic direction is to become the, "Oracle of unstructured information," Scheuren said.

 

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