Ascendum Acquires Turner’s Facility Management Software Business Unit

Ascendum Acquires Turner’s Facility Management Software Business Unit

May 4, 2015

CINCINNATI, May 4, 2015 — Ascendum Solutions, a global information technology (IT) provider, announced today that it completed the acquisition of technology and business assets of Facilities Management Solutions, a subsidiary of Turner Construction Company, an international construction services company.  The acquisition specifically

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Vora Ventures wins 2015 Tech Company of the Year

Vora Ventures wins 2015 Tech Company of the Year

Apr 30, 2015

Congratulations to all of the Vora Group Companies!The Business Courier recognized the winners of the fifth annual Innovation and Technology Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, April 28 at the historic Memorial Hall in downtown Cincinnati. The awards honor businesses and

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Governance Framework: Part Two- Information Management

Governance Framework: Part Two- Information Management

Apr 28, 2015

ReadabilityAutomated readability scoring can assist content creators to keep their text simple.  These scores generally count syllables per word, characters per word, words per sentence, etc. to come up with a “grade level” roughly equivalent to a U.S. education level

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Governance Framework: Part One- Strategy

Governance Framework: Part One- Strategy

Apr 28, 2015

Frameworks for the FutureThe components of governance are typically broken down into areas of functional interest, assigning roles to enforce the policies.  The most obvious, and normally first to be addressed by an organization, are the technical constraints so the

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Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part 4- Workforce of the Future

Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part 4- Workforce of the Future

Apr 13, 2015

The generational divide within social networking tools is very important to note.  Industry studies[1] and the results from surveys and focus groups show a higher affinity to working within social networks toward Millennials and Generation-X than the Baby Boomers.  As

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Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part Three- Discussion Forums

Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part Three- Discussion Forums

Apr 3, 2015

Discussion ForumsDiscussion forums take on many appearances, but all perform the basic step of unlocking to a broader audience discussions that previously had been tucked away in email. Unlike instant messaging, forums are latent. While those paying close attention may

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Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part Two- File-Based Collaboration

Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part Two- File-Based Collaboration

Mar 30, 2015

Shared FoldersThe network drive is viewed as an extension of the desktop filesystem by most company computer users.  Typically, system administrators will configure desktops to save automatically to a network user folder, and map frequently used shares to letters of

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Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part One- Contemporary Collaboration Tools

Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part One- Contemporary Collaboration Tools

Mar 26, 2015

Collaboration: col·lab·o·ra·tion  /kə labə rāSHən/  NounTwo or more people working together toward shared goalsCollaboration is understood by the above definition, but the new technologies enabling collaboration can be confusing. This first in a series of blog posts attempts to define and give examples

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Four—Search Optimization

Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Four—Search Optimization

Mar 18, 2015

Defining Enterprise SearchEnterprise search is considerably different from consumer “transactional” web search and desktop file searches.  Good experiences with web search on Google, Yahoo, and Bing lead to expectations that these experiences can be directly transposed to enterprise search.  Unfortunately,

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Three—Analytics and WebTrends

Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Three—Analytics and WebTrends

Mar 17, 2015

Web analytic tools can shed light on the degree to which employees engage with content. Content analysis is very similar to marketing, and many of the same tactics employed for public sites will work internally.  It is recommended that site

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