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Enterprise Search is the Engine of Big Content

by Darin Stewart  |  May 13, 2013

  In recent years large, data-centric vendors acquired smaller enterprise search companies at an astonishing rate. Oracle purchased Endeca. IBM purchased Vivisimo. Hewlett-Packard purchased Autonomy. Microsoft purchased FAST. There is...

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Big Content: The Unstructured Side of Big Data

by Darin Stewart  |  May 1, 2013

The age of information overload is slowly drawing to a close. The enterprise is finally getting comfortable with managing massive amounts of data, content and information. The pace of information...

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What Is True In-Memory?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 26, 2012

Database benchmarks early this millennium were secretly prophetic. Everybody who could read beyond a first paragraph of any benchmark’s write-up was chuckling :  “They ran it in memory,” as if...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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Data Scientist – Mystified

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 29, 2012

Companies are desperately seeking mysterious creatures — data scientists. Some people claim to have seen them in LinkedIn and Target. Perhaps, those were encounters with data scientists from LinkedIn that...

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Search and the Enterprise Social Network

by Larry Cannell  |  April 9, 2012

Many people have pointed out the similarities between the messaging in email and enterprise social network sites. However, the synergy between search and enterprise social network sites is discussed far...

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Enterprise Content Management in Three Easy Questions

by Darin Stewart  |  March 8, 2011

When I announced to friends and family that I would be joining Gartner as an analyst covering Enterprise Content Management, the obligatory congratulations were invariably followed by “What’s Enterprise Content...

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The Microsoft/Google Search Squabble Should Be About Privacy, Not Cheating

by Larry Cannell  |  February 2, 2011

Yesterday Google accused Microsoft of using the Bing Toolbar (an Internet Explorer add-on packaged with Windows Live Essentials) to collect information about what people are searching for and the pages...

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Windows 7 Federated Search and SharePoint 2010

by Larry Cannell  |  September 9, 2010

Enterprises upgrading to SharePoint 2010 and using Windows 7 for their desktop operating system should look into the federated search capabilities provided by these products. In short, Windows 7 provides...

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“By ‘Premium’ We Just Meant the Ads We Couldn’t Sell”

by Andrew Frank  |  August 12, 2009

On July 29, 2009, Yahoo! and Microsoft announced that “Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies' premium search advertisers.” They also announced that “Self-serve advertising...

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