The digital transformation for digital document management

How digital document management facilitates remote working and a connected culture

In a constantly evolving digital culture, work is no longer just a place that we go, stay for the allotted amount of hours, and then leave behind on our way out of the office door. Being constantly connected to each other, both socially and professionally, always having access to the world at large, and with limitless information at our fingertips, work is now an ongoing activity; from checking our communications in bed, to working on reports during our daily commute, work is now something that we can do at unconventional times, and from wherever we happen to be.

Today, work isn’t just a destination – it’s a concept that we (often literally) carry with us, and rarely switch off from.

Catching up on just one more email…

Of course, the digital era is both cause and effect for remote working and the pressure to always be available; it is the very boom in technology itself that has enabled us to receive, undertake and submit work without physically being at our desk. Because these options are now open to us, more and more workers are carrying out tasks in their own time, either by choice or perceived necessity as an addition to their heavy workloads and packed schedules. With ever-growing demands on our attention, it’s important that the technological systems we use support and maximize our endeavors, and enable us to filter out information noise, improve productivity and enable content sharing for the best use of our time.

The actively mobile Millennials

Less from obligation and more from preference, a new generation of employees actively expects remote working and digital connectivity as part of their role, wishing to work from a location, device and timetable of their choosing – or at the least, working with the latest tools. Even if they are required to be consistently present at their place of work, this demographic will not be impressed with outdated modes of internal file organisation, or sluggish systems. Having become so familiar with innovation within their personal lives, younger workers anticipate the same crossovers in their careers, looking to harness the capabilities and convenience of gadgets, apps and software to provide them with a level of flexibility and productivity unavailable to previous generations – a mindset that employers, and the technology they deploy, need to increasingly strive to facilitate.

The win-win of connecting people and information

Remote working and increased digital connectivity isn’t just an advantage for employees; businesses also benefit from these rapidly changing ways of keeping in touch and accessing content. Workers who are empowered to find the files they need on the move, and who have the freedom to ping ideas to their peers remotely, are likely to attain higher levels of productivity, and be happier with their working circumstances. Embracing digital approaches to accessing and sharing work also attracts young, tech savvy workers who bring their own visions and fresh ideas, complimenting an existing and experienced team.

Giving workers access to office assets – wherever they are.

Workers may have less of a physical presence within the traditional office space, but what about the information we usually store within our workplace buildings and business spaces? Working remotely may suit your employees, and your organisation, but they will still need access to the host of documents and knowledge that form the backbone of your business, and that are kept on-site – even when your workers are not. By selecting the right digital document management solution, you’ll be giving your employees remote access to a solid base from which to source the information they need, research topics and receive recommendations, and share and collaborate with colleagues on ideas and projects. Even when remote working isn’t enabled, using technology to bring together files from disparate locations via a secure network will save time and effort in sourcing relevant content, and create a connected digital document management structure for interpreting information, immediate exchanges of ideas and knowledge sharing.

The digital transformation for digital document management

With worker expectations shifting, and a technology-led climate dictating the way we work and do business, organisations need to implement a digital strategy that responds to these changes and keeps pace with the marketplace.

Knowledge and information, and the documents that contain them, are still the core assets of your enterprise and its culture, and ensuring that you have the right digital approach to curating, locating, utilizing and sharing these files is key in giving your workers the data, and inspiration they need, at their fingertips.

A tech savvy workforce demands that manual processes for document management are automated, and that the ongoing boom in digital content production is supported for improved workflow efficiencies and convenient retrieval. In truth, document management is changing at unprecedented speed, and in order to fulfill the needs of your highly-connected workers, and to provide maximum efficiencies for your business, you need to be adopting the appropriate technology to harness the power of the digital working landscape and ensure you’re keeping up.

Noggle is the knowledge management solution that empowers any time working.

With an increasingly varied approach to working, you need digital document management software that keeps your workers connected to the knowledge they need, as soon as they need it. Noggle creates a secure peer network that syncs and connects disparate locations, so that locating and retrieving files is now the work of moments, not minutes, allowing employees to find and share document libraries. Search and share new depths of content for the digital age, and easily collaborate on inspiring ways of working for a truly connected culture.

To see how Noggle could make a difference to the way that you manage the files that matter, just install our free trial!

PDF Indexing Filter for native Windows10 applications


If you observe that pdf files will not be indexed in your libraries, you need to check for the correct Windows10 PDF Filter. This How-To is only for Win10 – Check other PDF IFilter article for Win7.

PDF Indexing: How-To Inspect and Change the Filter Handlers

First, open the PDF Indexing Options panel in the Control panel:

Control Panel for PDF Indexing Options

Control Panel for PDF Indexing Options

Now click on Indexing Options / Advanced / File Types. This shows you the list of file extensions and the default Filter Handler registered for it. After installing an Adobe Filter, you can see that it adds a Handler for PDF that it calls “PDF Filter”.

Installed PDF Indexing Filter

Installed PDF Indexing Filter

Any indexing of PDF content at this point will use the Adobe Filter. To get PDF indexing working with Windows10 Store Universal Windows Platform Apps like Noggle, you need to use the native Windows10 pdf filter which is already shipped with Windows10. To change it, you need to know the GUID for the filter. The please take a note now:

What’s the GUID for the naitive Windows10 UWP PDF Filter?

Adobe GUID: {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
Windows10 GUID: {6C337B26-3E38-4F98-813B-FBA18BAB64F5}

That’s great, but now what if you want to switch back and forth?

Default Handlers in the Registry

How do we find out where the Default handler is configured in the Registry? Open the registry editor by typing RegEdit in the windows search box and start the desktop command.

Let’s look at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.pdf. In my case, it contains a PersistentHandler sub-key. This GUID is a registry branch that defines the Filter Handler for PDFs.

RegEdit PDF Indexing GUID

Note: this GUID is not constant like the IFilter GUIDs are. Yours will be different.

So let’s take a look at {F6594…..382E} by searching for it. This brings us to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{F6594…..382E}:

RegEdit PDF Indexing Filter Handler

RegEdit PDF Filter Handler

And there it is, under PersistentAddInsRegistered, the (Default or Standard) key pointing to the Adobe GUID of {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}. As you’ve probably guessed, to change the default handler to the native Windows 10 PDF handler, we just have to replace this GUID with the Windows10 GUID: {6C337B26-3E38-4F98-813B-FBA18BAB64F5}. Let’s try it.

RegEdit PDF Indexing Windows 10 IFilter

RegEdit PDF Windows 10 IFilter

Now let’s take another look at Advanced Indexing Options:

PDF Indexing Win10 Filter activated

PDF Win10 Filter activated

And we’re on the Windows10 “Reader Search Handler” for PDF indexing with UWP apps. That’s it!


Here is how the registry entries are structured to define the default or standard handler:

(Default)={PDF Handler GUID}
{Some other GUID}
(Default or Standard)={Filter GUID} <– Change this

Finally, you can check if the correct iFilter is available via the SearchFilterView Tool:

SearchViewFilter Tool

SearchFilterView Tool with correct Windows10 Filter handler activated for the extension .pdf



How To Article for Win7 / Desktop Apps:

Tool to check available filter components:

Technical Info from Microsoft:


Internet of Things – Trend Research 2017

Internet of Things – Cognitive Clusters

Technology moves fast, and when predicting the future, it can be hard to keep up. Here at Noggle, we believe in analyzing what’s happening right now in order to gain a more accurate gauge of what’s realistically going to come into being over the next few months and years ahead.

To do this, where better to look for the ideas of the future than in the worldwide Patents database? Examining the concepts that have been submitted and protected now, gives a strong indication of where technology is heading and what innovations are taking place. Of course, not all inventions are created equal, and many patents won’t last the course and make it into our collective future conscious and culture – this is why we have produced a broad overview of recent patents, and picked up on recurring and common aspects and topics. By detecting clusters and averages of prevalent and frequently appearing themes, our findings represent a more likely look at the ideas that may be entering and shaping our lives in the not too distant future.

What’s next for IoT?

We used this approach to analyse upcoming trends in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) for this year, and beyond. Below, you’ll see a cognitive map which depicts popular phrases, ideas and subjects for IoT in the current patents database.

IoT Trends Map Internet of Things – Bibliometrics

As you can see, proposals centre around “machine to machine” usage – which is the largest cluster in the centre of the map. So IoT is not for humans – IoT will be used by machines and will bring a new generation of robots to life. These robots may be communicating with lots of machines to make decisions that humans are not able to. That’s the core of IoT – IoT is the ‘brain’ for the age of machines. Compare that to our nervous system where synapses pass chemical signals between neurons. IoT are the synapses of machines. This isn’t science fiction anymore; the patent clusters prove it today.

Move forward in the cognitive map and not far away is the cluster “controlling a vehicle”. So the most expected use of IoT which, as anticipated is vehicles (e.g. cars, ships, airplanes) that will be controlled by machines communicating with each other. Think about a “traffic robot” so instead of a police officer managing the flow for cars on the road because the cars are communicating with each other, you could feed a central machine which decides about speed and stops. Expect this kind of smart traffic management to show up in all areas during the next 1-3 years.

We can then group these items together further. In the following visual, you’ll see how these clusters relate to each other with color highlighting.

IoT Trend Clusters Grouped

IoT Trend Clusters Grouped

By connecting these subjects, we can clearly see that immediate technological growth is also focused on powering and monitoring our living spaces utilizing intelligent switches, sensors for lights and water flows.

Discover trends at a glance

This graphic visualisation of submission patterns allows us to identify the following key trends for IoT:

1. Machine-To-Machine – Next generation robots:
Named clusters for ‘M2M’ with communicating ‘nodes’ including intelligent and connecting ‘chips’. Watch out for new robot-alike assistants. E.g. Alexa and Siri communicating with lots of devices in the years to come.

2. Vehicles – Say “Hello” to Smart Traffic:
Named clusters include ‘monitored vehicle’, ‘vehicle terminal’, ‘controlling a vehicle’ and ‘detects a vehicle’. So you wont drive alone anymore.

3. Lighting & Switch management – The Smart Home becoming the new normal:
Intelligent devices used to control lighting, with clusters such as ‘light sensor’, ‘lighting modules’, ‘lighting circuit’, ‘intelligent lighting’, ‘lamp light’ and phrases such as ‘smart home’, ‘smart home services’ and ‘intelligent switches.’

4. Water management:
Clusters show interest in areas of ‘intelligent water’, ‘water pipe’, ‘controls water’ and ‘equipped with the water.’

5. Data explosion in production processes:
Automation looks set to gain momentum in 2017, with clusters outlining ‘production data’, ‘production process’ and ‘production costs.’

Finally, we can expect to see massive growth in machine-to-machine data communication with new cloud based management and integration platforms for IoT coming into real world application in 2017, with an associated influx of new management software coming to market for the management of IoT devices in production processes.

Creating cognitive clusters

Already, our smart search and cognitive clustering has provided us with a valuable insight into the ideas that are being developed and registered in the world of IoT, some of which will eventually come to fruition and affect our daily lives. But how did we do it?

Any Noggle user can create similar intelligently curated trend diagrams – on this occasion, we simply issued a search request to the worldwide patent database on our chosen subject of Internet of Things. (A search could also be run on one of Noggle’s other third party databases, such as our comprehensive listing of Ted Talks, and open access science articles and research journals.)

We used a very generic and broad request in this example. You could even start with more specific terms to get more specific clusters. This produced over 6,000 patent results, allowing us to then run the ‘clustering’ algorithm – our artificial intelligence text processing automatically scans all of these search responses for similarities, in a manner which is not biased towards any specific clustering output. Within 20 seconds, we could see common ideas organised together in a way that is both manageable and interesting to evaluate. From a  conceptual view, it is a way of bringing the approach of Scientometrics to real life on every desktop. Scientometrics is no longer a theoretic topic for experts with huge machine power – everyone can start doing trend research today.

But the map is more than just an image – we can delve deeper into each cluster to examine the individual patents that have been grouped together. To explore the collection for yourself, Noggle clients can browse the IoT cognitive cluster map discussed within this article at:

Increase your knowledge with cognitive features from Noggle.

Noggle knows that you want to spend your precious time learning and creating value – not searching for files. Our system creates a secure peer network that syncs and connects disparate locations, so that locating and retrieving files is now the work of moments, not minutes. Search and share new depths of content, and easily collaborate on inspiring ways of working. To see how Noggle could make a difference to the way that you manage the files that matter, install our free trial.

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Or check out the final infographic based on this research:

IoT Trends Infographic

IoT Trends Infographic

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Infographic – IoT

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