Good things continue to happen to us. After winning the 2010 KM Promise Award last week at KM World, this week Darwin Ecosystem was listed as one of the EContent 100 in the December issue of EContent Magazine. This is a great honor, especially as we look at the great firms on the list such as Adobe, Alfresco, Amazon, Apple, Atlassian, and Attivio. And these are just some of the firms starting with A. Others include Coveo, EMC, Google, IBM, Inmagic, Microsoft, MindTouch, Newsgator, Oracle, Socialtext, Traction, Twitter, and Yammer.
The introduction to the list reported that, “this year our judging team was tougher than ever before. Few (if any) incumbents were kept on through mindshare and momentum alone; every company was held up to scrutiny in terms of innovation and meeting customer needs. It was a challenging year for voting—as it has been for the companies that made this list through their hard work, customer focus, and continued responsiveness to the changing digital content landscape. The need to leverage tools to effectively maximize the value of digital content has never been greater. Like the creation of this list, the process is a tough one, but it’s well worth it.” We are very honored to be included.
Here is the EContent 100 judging team. Members include: Robert J. Boeri, Paula J. Hane, Jarrod Gingras, Michelle Manafy, Ron Miller, Marydee Ojala, Steve Sieck, Steve Smith, and Martin White. You can find more about them at the EContent site.
The EContent 100 categories are: Content Commerce, Content Creation, Production & Digital Publishing, Content Management, Fee-Based Info Services, Mobile Content, and Search Technologies. We are part of the search technologies. Here is the description for this group: “There’s a lot more to searching than the G-word. Through algorithms, bots, spiders, e-discovery, business intelligence, metatext, and more, people are using more than single-keyword searches to find more targeted information on the web or behind the firewall.”
We do not see the Darwin Awareness Engine™ and Correlation Rank™ as a replacement for traditional search engines like Google. We see it as a complement. It is an awareness or discovery engine not a traditional search engine. Instead of looking for repeatable patterns, its looks for correlations between content to discover new relationships beyond what you where initially looking for. The Darwin Awareness Engine looks at targeted content. We are making several Darwin Editions™ on specific topics available for free. Here is an explanation of Darwin Editions with links the available ones. Hope you can give it a try.