One of the problems with using search inside the enterprise is that corporate users rarely link to internal data on Web pages like users on the greater Internet do. This means that using incoming links as a way of ranking search results for relevance (page rank) doesn't work nearly as well for internal search.
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Every time a massive data theft or breaches happens, I keep kicking myself for not starting up that list of all such compromises that I promised myself I would start (and maintain here on ZDNet). The last one of these, which I think is also the largest, involved 26.
Yesterday, I interviewed Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise. We discussed concepts of the elusive Google Web Office, licensing Google's infrastructure software, search and Google's overall enterprise product strategy.
Nick Carr and Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales, along with a few other contributors, debate Nick's assertion that Wikipedia as the embodiment of the democratization of publishing is dead. Wales calls Nick's death pronouncement a "staggeringly bizarre argument.
What has four letters than end in "r," is thinner than a Slvr (or a Razr), and can be used for a frontal lobotomy by Dr. McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy?
According to DVD-Recordable.org:As Microsoft developers gathered in Seattle to hear Bill Gates's keynote speech on the future of Microsoft and the coming release of its updated operating system Vista, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits swarmed the entrance of the city's convention center, delivering an unsettling message to the corporation: your product is defective and hazardous to users....
Reuters has a speculative story, based on a JPMorgan Chase report, that major tectonic plate shifting will occur among the major Internet presences. Growth is slowing, competition is getting more fierce, and bulking up and making strategic alliances (at the expense of competitors) is viewed as a way to defend the moat.
Salesforce.com Marc Benioff continues on his quest to vanquish the client/server model, calling for the world of software developers to convert to a multitenant, on demand platform.
Still at WWW2006, I also attended a panel moderated by Rohit Khare on Mashups, Web data, and APIs. Other participants were Frank Mantek, Jeff Barr, Dan Theurer, and Kevin Lawver.
My second day at WWW2006 was as interesting as my first. The morning began with a plenary panel that included Nigel Shadbolt as the panel chair, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Benjamins, Clare Hart, and Jim Hendler.