Enterprise Search News & Analysis
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman may have managed to turn the fortunes of the struggling information technology giant around. The company's share prices climbed as much as 7 percent in after hours trading on the strength of fourth quarter financial results that beat analysts’ expectations. Have corporate appetites for hardware and networking products returned?
| Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
When SharePoint 2013 arrived, we immediately noticed the huge investment Microsoft made into anything related to search. But we still see many intranets designed as traditional internal communications: a home page with a carousel, useful links that are often not so useful, sections you have never clicked on and -- of course -- the weather.
How do the two relate? In this article I will focus on using search to reinvent and make the SharePoint Intranet much more dynamic.
| Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
I’ve just come back from another highly successful KMWorld conference in Washington where over 900 people seemed more than happy to be entombed in the subterranean conference suites of the Renaissance Hotel for four days. With no specific intranet track this year, presentations on intranets popped up in the Knowledge Management (KM), SharePoint and Enterprise Search tracks.
In the conversations I had there with intranet managers, a common theme stood out: the under-appreciated value of search in intranets.
| Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
In keeping with its push to be the productivity suite of choice, Microsoft announced today two new search features for SharePoint Online, which will be rolled out globally over the next few days. The new Content Search Web Part (CSWP) enhances overall search functionality and result displays, while Cross-Site Collection Publishing (CCP) gives users the ability to publish content on multiple sites from the same content source.
| Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
The search world faces many challenges but one of the greatest is convincing businesses of the need for information specialists.
| Friday Sep 13, 2013
The Bionic Man of big data analytics. Here's the trick to bigger, better, stronger, faster digital marketing.
Top honors for EMC Documentum. Flexibility, reliability and usability -- just a few of the factors named by Frost & Sullivan when awarding the legacy Enterprise CMS top honors.
Search drives informed decision making. Judging search by criteria like speed or number of results misses the point.
Around the Web
| Tuesday Sep 10, 2013
When we measure the value of search only through criteria like speed we miss out on the bigger picture.
| Friday Aug 23, 2013
If yesterday’s poor Q3 figures took the wind out of Meg Whitman and HP’s sails, you wouldn't know it. In fact, according to reports, HP is back in the acquisition market, but won’t touch anything with a price tag over US$ 1.5 billion.
| Thursday Aug 22, 2013
HP is still waiting for a change in its fortunes, according to last night's Q3 figures. They showed weak profits, poor PC sales, its crucial Enterprise Group down 9% and prompted CEO Meg Whitman to admit there will be no turnaround in 2014.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
It’s hard to admit after 25 years that the business intelligence (BI) stacks we all worked to build are failing us, but to make progress, we must. If we, as technologists, take a hard look at what we’ve learned from the current generation of big data and other analytics technology and keep the following principles in mind, we can build empowering solutions.
| Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
There is a tendency to be critical of the fact that the core technology dates back to the work of Gerard Salton in the mid-1960s, and that therefore search is broken and is going nowhere. The same could be said of the internal combustion engine so long as you ignore the level of sophistication in Formula 1 and Indy cars.
| Monday Jul 8, 2013
Is collaborative search a missing piece in the enterprise collaboration puzzle?
| Monday Jul 1, 2013
Oracle has opened up its Endeca business intelligence system to its e-business tools, a way to use huge amounts of data in a more time sensitive and measured approach to desicion making.
| Monday Jun 24, 2013
The premise of enterprise search applications is to provide better access to an organization’s data and make it easier for employees to find and use. This is a pretty broad premise that can be interpreted myriad of ways.
| Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
The challenges of using enterprise search to find people -- either by name or expertise -- are considerable, but rarely discussed.