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 […]

The seven (7) “deadly” sins of text analytics

John Martin of “BeyondRecognition” posted a couple of interesting articles on LinkedIn concerning the use of Text Analytics or Text Mining to classify files and documents. Of course his “catch” is that one needs visual recognition as well as text based pattern recognition; BeyondRecognition delivers visual recognition technology. In nearly every article the “problem” of having […]

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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 […]

Enterprise search or Search Based Applications or… a vision?

Reading the article on cmswire “Enterprise search is bringing me down” by Martin White I also wonder why companies acknowledge that they have much informations (forgive me the term, but what can you make of the combination of “documents”, “databases”, “records”, “intranets”, “webpages”, “products”, “people cards” etc. … yep “informations”) spread around that they see […]

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“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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Queries are getting longer. What’s the impact?

Recently I’ve been working on a project for a Dutch financial company. It concerns the search functionality of there website. The business case is clear: support self service and getting answers to common questions to take the load (and costs) of the call center. Of course we are taking search log analysis VERY seriously because […]

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Replacing a search appliance with… a search appliance?

With the news on the Google Search Appliance leaving the stage of (Enterprise) search solutions – of which there is still no record on the official Google for Work Blog – there are a couple of companies that are willing to fill the “gap”. I think that a lot of people out there think that […]

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Definition of “Federated search”

Funny when reading the book of Martin White “Enterprise search – second edition” about “Federated search”. He defines “Federated search” as: …which is an attempt to provide one single search box linked to one single search application that has an index of every single item of information and data that the organization has created. I […]

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