Syl Content Audits can provide a comprehensive inventory all the digital assets (files, emails, web pages and data records) within the various content systems in your organisation. This can include detailed metadata and content analytics including the content that is embedded within other digital assets, to build a detailed catalogue of all the information in your organisation.
You can build reports and queries on any number of attributes to better understand the information assets you hold and discover trends over time.
The Syl Platform can audit every single digital asset within a source system regardless of the content. Typically, an Enterprise Search system will only index those asset types (file and data formats) that it knows how to process and make available for full text search.
Content systems inside an organisation can contain data types that are completely ignored by other enterprise search systems for reasons such as:
Formats that are proprietary to a data management system.
Files that are password protected and unable to be opened.
Files that are corrupt or malformed
Files without any text data to harvest, e.g. image and audio files, etc.
Files embedded within other files, e.g. images within documents, or files attached to emails, etc.
Files inside package/archive files such as .ZIP and .PST files.
Most organisations have little to no understanding of their digital assets or trends over time.
It is critical for every business to gain insight and control of ever-increasing volumes of data, to better understand what information you hold and how to make this knowledge work more effectively for you and your customers.
Syl content auditing can lead to dramatically improved outcomes for the management of assets, such as:
Better utilisation of system resources.
Proactively reduce risk of data loss and unauthorised access by ensuring permissions, archival and security policies are correctly applied.
Gain insights into content creation trends.
Vastly improved qualification and quantification of content held.
Support regulated information management compliance directives.
Provide better requirements measurement and decision-making regarding:
Enterprise Search implementation.
Projects to migrate data to Electronic Document Management and Content Management systems.
Syl Content Audit has two modes, Syl Inventory and Syl Discovery:
In addition, Syl’s Semantic Technology can optionally be enabled to automatically generate metadata tags based on semantic dictionary concepts/terms or pattern matching such as identifying credit card numbers for each digital asset. This derived metadata and semantic tagging can enhance the overall quality of the content audit by providing a deeper level of analysis with richer and more detailed insights into the digital assets within an organisation's content systems.
The content audit information can be exported from Syl and imported into your established business intelligence tools for detailed analysis.
Syl can be rapidly deployed via hardware appliance(s), as a Virtual Machine or in the Cloud.
Syl provides administrators with an easy to use web based management tool.