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Enterprise Search Best Bets - Looking For a Sure Thing

During a presentation I gave to the Search track of the IntraTeam event in Copenhagen last month I caused some consternation by suggesting that Best Bets for a search application were a well meaning, but totally misguided approach to improving search performance.

Why do companies invest time and effort for less than ideal results?

Making the Case for Search Training and Support

searchtraining.jpgIf search is so easy, why is there a new book over 200 pages long on Google Search Secrets? 

 

Some Free Advice for Search Vendors

Some Free Advice for Search VendorsOver the last few years there has been a very significant increase in the awareness of the value of search. It may not yet have translated into an equally significant increase in sales of search products, whether proprietary or open source, but this could be the best year yet for search if vendors heed some advice.

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2013 - Martin White

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You should not underestimate the power of search. And by search, we really mean find. 

Without providing ready access to information, businesses are basically making their employees work with one arm tied behind their back, with blindfolds on. Martin White has been championing search as a business critical application on our site for a few years now, but in practice since his schooldays.

Search Continues to Be Business Critical in 2014

A year ago I suggested that search would become business critical in 2013, and I think my forecast was in line with reality. Certainly the Findwise 2013 Search and Findability Report indicated that more organizations were working on a search strategy in 2013, and that compared with the 2012 report, businesses displayed a greater degree of commitment to getting the best out of investment in search applications.

Peeking into Sitecore, Coveo and Search

With Coveo's announcement this month of its launch of Coveo for Sitecore: Advanced Search Edition, it seems like a good time to poke around the search arena — and into Sitecore.

Is a Turnaround in Sight for HP?

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?

Reinvent the Intranet with SharePoint Search and Social

Social Business, Reinvent the Intranet with SharePoint Search and SocialWhen 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.

Intranet Search: More Than Just a Search Box

Social Business, Intranet Search Has to be More Than Just a Search BoxI’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.

Microsoft Upgrades Search for SharePoint Online

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.

Wanted: Information Specialists for Search Management Roles

Thumbnail image for shutterstock_89947684.jpgThe search world faces many challenges but one of the greatest is convincing businesses of the need for information specialists.

This Week: How to Win as a Digital Marketer + The Documentum Slam Dunk

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.

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Search as a Decision Support System

Social Business, Search as a Decision Support SystemWhen we measure the value of search only through criteria like speed we miss out on the bigger picture.

HP Should Focus On Strategy, Not Acquisitions

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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. 

HP's Enterprise Group Hammered in Q3, Whitman Dashes Hopes of 2014 Turnaround

Information Management, HP 2013 Q3 earnings, HP Revenue Growth Over Three YearsHP 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.

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