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TRACK 2 - SEARCH AND INFORMATION DISCOVERY
SESSION: SEARCH AND INFORMATION DISCOVERY
KEYNOTE: THE LANDSCAPE OF ENTERPRISE SEARCH
(Susanne Koch, Editor & Owner, Pandia.com, Norway)
Enterprise search has lagged Web search in certain features. This presentation will focus on four trends that suggest enterprise search is catching up in information retrieval. First, enterprise search has shifted from a "one size fits all" solution to an enabler within applications. Search based applications are delivering functionality that put information at a user's fingertips. Autonomy and Exalead are leaders in this field, although other firms are shifting to this orientation as well. Second, enterprise search is no longer focused on laundry lists. New versions of well known systems now perform "mash up" operations between structured and unstructured data. The "outputs" are reports or visualizations. On the surface, these systems look like business intelligence, but solutions from Endeca for example blend traditional outputs with a variety of report formats. Third, the enterprise vendors have moved beyond search displays from Bing.com and Google.com. Instead of segregating results by content type, enterprise systems display integrated and deduplicated results lists. A vendor with effective technology for federation and deduplication is Vivisimo. The fourth trend is the use of a platform to perform social functions. Although many vendors assert the social functionality of their information retrieval systems, Microsoft has been among the most successful vendors making sales of a content platform with search plus collaboration features. These trends are not the only ones that dot the landscape of search, but they identify some major features in a very dynamic landscape. The presentation is based on a new monograph, The Landscape of Enterprise, published at Pandia this year. Search, we identified .
THE PROSPECTS FOR ENTERPRISE SEARCH IN EUROPE
(Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus, UK)
This paper examines the current state and future development of enterprise search in Europe from both a vendor and a user perspective. The paper will synthesis papers presented at the first Enterprise Search Europe conference, some of the research undertaken for a project on the European search market undertaken in 2011 by Intranet Focus Ltd. for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and the outcomes of the latest Global Intranet Trends survey.
SUCCESS FACTORS FOR SEARCH IN INTRANETS AND THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE
(Stephan Schillerwein, Diretor of Research, Infocentric Research AG, Switzerland)
Moderator: Theresa Regli, Principal Analyst, The Real Story Group, USA
29th November to 1st December 2011