The Heat in SharePoint Semantics July 20 to July 26, 2012
July 31, 2012
This week SharePoint Semantics delivered search enthusiasts and end users some informative pieces that revolved around positive and negative speculation of SharePoint 2013’s new features and finding solutions to Big Data overload.
“Joel Oleson Shares His Top 10 New Features For SharePoint 2013” refers an article that discusses the upcoming release of SharePoint’s newest version of its platform.
When discusses the improvements being made to the platform’s search function, the article states:
“Search Engine Optimization & Analytics is in Search – Search is TONS better. Much of this is due to Analytics moving into search. This will make Analytics Processing Component in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview runs different analytics jobs to analyze content in the search index and user actions that were performed on a site to identify items that users perceive as more relevant than others.”
In a less optimistic post, “Potential Problems with SharePoint 2013 Share Button Explained on CloudShare Community” critiques one of the features that has been previewed as potentially problematic.
Writer Ken Toth summarizes:
“Riley notes that there are some great improvements found in the SharePoint 2013 Preview such as the new Metro UI and the process of moving workflow outside of SharePoint. However, the Share button is characterized as one of those features which actually makes it too easy to share. The result, if governance is not carefully followed, is SharePoint sprawl with out of control sites and site collection and unbounded security.”
Another topic that was discussed this week focused on social media and Big Data. “Big Data Goes Beyond Social Networks to Tap Vast Sensor Data Collection” looks at two articles that look at sensor data as a contributor to Big Data overload.
One of the articles emphasizes that the growth of sensor data not only increases profits, but also offers distinct safety and environmental benefits. Quoting Stephen Brobst, the chief technology officer atTeradata Corporation, the article states:
“the Internet of Things will generate 10 to 20 times more data than social media sites within the next five years. Using this data may be difficult because there are no standards to ensure its readability. Another important question is: who owns this data? If roads have sensors, are they owned by the government? What software will be used? If private industry is used to gather traffic data or optimize routes, then would the consumer access this information via mobile phone? Or would a consumer receive an insurance discount in exchange for providing a data stream to the insurer?”
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Jasmine Ashton, July 31, 2012
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