Forrester recognizes HPE IDOL/Vertica as leader in the latest (2017 Q2) “Cognitive” Search Vendor Evaluation

Last week I received e-mails from vendors like Attivio and Sineque about the latest Forrestor report “The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions“. The enterprise search (yes, I still call it that) solutions of those vendors are placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. Attivio has been around for some years now – about 10 […]

A modern intranet: connecting people to people?

Today I read “Will Intranets Disappear With the Rise of the Bots?“. The author writes about how “old” intranet were all about one-way communication and providing essential content. But: “Intranets designed and built around document libraries, one-way communications and links to deeper knowledge are no longer the proud, highly esteemed centerpieces of old“. According to […]

Everything you wanted to know about the Dark Web… and more

Today I acquired a copy of the “Dark Web Notebook” (Investigative tools and tactics for law enforcement, security, and intelligence organizations) by Stephen E Arnold. I know, the grumpy old man from rural Kentucky who speaks negatively about almost all large “Blue Chip” companies and “self-appointed search experts”. I read his articles with a lot […]

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HPe/IDOL (Former Autonomy IDOL) is still alive and kicking

With all the rumble about Solr, Elasticsearch and other search vendors like Coveo, Attivio one could easily forget about that long existing behemoth in the (enterprise) search niche: HPE/IDOL. IDOL stands for “Intelligent Data Operating Layer” and is a very sophisticated big data and unstructured text analytics platform and has been around for more than […]

Open source search thriving on Google Search Appliance withdrawal?

Last week I had my first my first encounter with a potential client that changed their policy on open source search because of a recent event. They were in the middle of a RFI (request for information) to see what options there are for their demands regarding enterprise search, when Google announced the end-of-life for […]

“The future of search is to build the ultimate assistant”

Last week, one of my customers pointed me to an article on Search Engine Land, titled: “The rise of personal assistants and the death of the search box“. Google’s Behshad Behzadi explains why he thinks that the convenient little search box that sits at the top right corner of nearly every page on the web, will […]

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Goodbye Google Search Appliance, we are going to the cloud!

The History It was the year 2005 when Google decided that they could use their superior search to make information in enterprises/behind the firewall searchable. That year Google released the Google Mini. A cute little blue server, pre-installed with the software from Google. The Mini could index up to 300.000 documents. The functionality was limited, […]

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Enterprise Search – Geschiedenis herhaalt zich

Twee decennia geleden was er een grote aanbieder van zoekoplossingen voor bedrijven: Verity. Verity leverde een oplossing voor het doorzoekbaar én vindbaar maken van álle informatie binnen een organisatie, onafhankelijk van welke bron dan ook. Deze oplossing is ook bekend onder de noemer “Enterprise Search”. Autonomy heeft Verity begin jaren “00” overgenomen en enkele jaren […]

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StateofEnterpriseSearch.nl presenteert: Webinar

Afgelopen week heb ik een webinar bijgewoond getiteld: “The State of Enterprise Search“. Dit webinar is georganiseerd door BA insight. In een soort “round table” setting werd door zeer bekende personen in het vakgebied “Enterprise Search” gediscussieerd over onderwerpen die door de moderator werden ingebracht. De deelnemers waren: Martin White Sue Feldman Jeff Fried De […]

Enterprise Search: stilstand of beweging?

Er wordt veel geschreven over Enterprise Search en er treden steeds nieuwe partijen toe tot deze markt die een “briljante” nieuwe oplossing hebben. De nieuwkomers hebben veelal een product dat is gebaseerd op de open source Lucene kern of daarvan zijn afgeleid. Het valt op dat deze oplossingen meestal een deel van het totale “information […]