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Why All Search Projects Fail

My heart sinks when I see an email arrive that starts “We are about to start a search project and we need some assistance. Can you help?” At least with an email I have an opportunity to prepare a creative reply. When the telephone rings with the same question, then the challenge of delivering sad news in a kindly and constructive way is significantly greater. The sad news is that all enterprise search projects fail. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Search in 2013 Will Become a Business Critical Application

Looking back, 2012 has been quite a year for search.  

Is There a Future for Enterprise Search?

In September I was taking part in a European Commission conference on search computing at which a senior executive of a major search technology vendor proclaimed that enterprise search is dead, and that the focus should be on data analytics. Without doubt there are some significant benefits in enabling managers to look for trends and outliers in the mass of data that is now being collected by many companies, but that does not mean to say that "enterprise search is dead."

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