What will the workplace of Industry 4.0 look like? Its key features are likely to be digitization, networking and flexibility. And there's certainly no shortage of promising solutions. To take just one example - how great would it be to access digital documents and information without having to specify the exact storage location or the system used to manage them? Finnish company M-Files Oy is looking to turn this vision into reality at CeBIT 2018 and show how chaotic filing, information silos and reliance on particular programs can be instantly eliminated. M-Files 2018 and the Intelligent Metadata Layer are set to make indexing and linking of documents a thing of the past and harness the potential of artificial intelligence to generate metadata.
Intelligent information management is about much more than simply knowing where data is stored. It uses an open architecture to combine the optimum artificial intelligence solutions for content analytics, natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. A new, metadata-based approach produces a powerful Intelligent Metadata Layer (IML) - an intermediate layer that standardizes a whole range of different storage and filing systems and focuses on the information in context. Data is classified and organized automatically while remaining in its usual location, yet none of this disrupts existing processes and systems. What's more, says M-Files Oy, this intelligent information management technology is able to adapt and continue optimizing itself based on key metrics and user behavior, thus delivering a dynamic, flexible and smart solution.