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Why the Open Source Enterprise Search Trend Will Only Accelerate

Why the Open Source Enterprise Search Trend Will Only Accelerate

Enterprise search has been going through a dramatic shift as of late. We've watched as some of the leaders in search, those platforms usually found in the upper right quadrant on Gartner reports, have fallen off through acquisition or from simply not keeping up with the market.

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Enterprise Search Has an Open Source Secret

Enterprise Search Has an Open Source Secret

Sometimes it feels as if two diametrically opposed camps exist in the enterprise search space: commercial and proprietary; and open source. I'd suggest this is true across many types of software. Many — perhaps most — software products in use in organizations today are commercial and proprietary.

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The Trouble With Insight Engines

The Trouble With Insight Engines

You may have heard the new buzzword being applied to enterprise search: "insight engines." When I first saw the Garner Enterprise Search Quadrant renamed as Insight Engines a few years ago, I was hard pressed to understand why the change was made.

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Enterprise Search in 2018: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been

Enterprise Search in 2018: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

The enterprise search field has gone through a major consolidation since this same time a year ago. At a high level, it seems the industry is moving from "search engines" to "search experience engines," also known by the popular, but vaguely defined, "insight engines.

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Enterprise Search: Getting Better, But Still Needs the Human Touch

Enterprise Search: Getting Better, But Still Needs the Human Touch

Enterprise search has undergone many changes over the years, but it still requires a level of human effort to get it right.  Remember Topic Trees? Search on an intranet used to be a way to find administrative information: vacation schedules, the lunch menu, policies and procedures and more.

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