For three weeks in early Q2 2015, we ran a client survey. We’ve been tabulating the results and are excited to share the results with you! Note that most of our clients like to keep how they use the Connotate platform close to the vest – so we focused on feature/benefit, frequency and use case […]Read more „
If you require lots of web content to fuel an information product, service or application and you want to invest in an automated web content extractor, you need to do some planning. Here are 5 steps to scoping out a project that will deliver actionable results: Clarify What You Want to Do With the Data […]Read more „
Connotate is the market leader in high‐volume web content acquisition and has been for the last 15 years. Our proven technology includes the following steps: Acquire, Ingest, Process, Enrich, Store and Distribute. All web scraping is not created equal. The methodologies of yesterday, did exactly that – scraped the Internet for a massive amount of […]Read more „
With north of 1B websites worldwide, the value of Web content continues to increase exponentially. The challenge has always been how can one best harness the content at scale. The solution, web content extraction, has been growing in popularity as the underpinning technologies have improved and related processes refined. Connotate has been the leader in web scraping (at scale) for the last 15 years, developing a bulletproof enterprise methodology that includes the following steps: Acquire, Ingest, Process, Enrich, Store and Distribute.Read more „
Dan Woods is CTO and Editor of CITO Research, the author of more than 20 books and over 1,000 white papers on technology, and a columnist for Forbes.com. He also works with many technology executives to help them understand the critical new changes that Big Data is requiring for their companies’ data architecture, technology stack, and data supply chain. In this context, we asked him to assess the Connotate platform and discuss its place in a Big Data technology strategy.Read more „
Featured commentary from Dan Woods, CTO of CITO Research. He explains how the right technology is critical in driving efficiencies through the data supply chain.Read more „
The world’s data is exploding – along with opportunities to monetize it. But for those in charge of content acquisition and data operations, Big Data’s size and complexity present as many challenges as they do opportunities.Read more „
Tom Williams, COO of Connotate, tells you how to identify the “monsters” lurking in your existing approaches… and how to move beyond them.
The world’s registered websites shot past the 1 billion mark this past September – a stunning statistic, considering the Internet’s first site appeared in 1991. For those of you managing content acquisition at information companies, you know first-hand that this growth is both a blessing and a curse: a blessing, because these websites contain the content to fuel countless new data products.
If you’re in charge of content acquisition or data operations, you know it’s the best of times – and the worst of times.
It’s the best of times because, as the amount of available data explodes, you’re the one your company is turning to in order to get more data from more places, combine data in new ways, and rapidly bring to market a slew of new products.
It’s the worst of times for the exact same reason.
That’s because it’s very likely that your existing tools, technology, and processes can’t handle Big Data’s new velocity, variety, and volume. You’re already pushing the limits – and you know the bar is only going to get higher.
If you build information products, chances are you need to monitor and harvest content from a lot of websites to fuel the information product engine.Read more „