Articles about Autonomy
Few enterprise data warehousing (EDW) professionals regard the key rival approach--data federation--to be a best practice. Usually, the reasons for this disdain are valid, such as the fact that federated environments are not optimized for heavy-hitting data matching, merging, transformation and cleansing, all of which are essential functions to deliver a "single version of the truth" for business intelligence (BI).
Yesterday I wrote about Orchestria, software that provides policy management for messages and Web and file activity to prevent data leakage and ensure corporate governance and compliance with regulatory and corporate standards. I described this class of software as bring more fine-grained controls to unstructured data, the dark matter flowing through enterprises.
Ask an enterprise search vendor how long it'll take for a customer to deploy the company's software and you get a everything from a few days to a few months. In other words it depends--mostly on the customer.
Enterprise search is a mess and technology managers--as well as the vendors selling them stuff--are to blame. In the end, Google will take over the enterprise.
Mike Lynch, the CEO of Autonomy, the UK enterprise search company, was in town this week (video is coming). I used to meet with Mr Lynch regularly when I was at the Financial Times, and when the dotcom boom was in full swing.
"Enterprise search is our business, it's our house and Google is not going to take that business," said Kevin Turner, Microsoft's new (11 months) chief operating officer and former Wal-Mart executive. Mike Ricciuti of News.
Are you ready for an open source military?
Despite age-old Olympic truce known as the ekecheiria, or "holding of hands," security experts aren't taking any chances.
The government's drive to search computer networks and databases for clues about terrorist threats is boosting the business prospects of a start-up spun out of Xerox Parc.
Industry analysts are mixed over Michael Dell's printer gambit. Is Dell picking fights with the wrong hombres or is he writing another success story?
Widening its footprint in enterprise search, Google plans to introduce new hardware and software to navigate corporate intranets and Web sites.
Version 2.0 of the Groove Networks software includes tools for integration with Outlook e-mail, enhanced support for Microsoft Office and new server tools for businesses.
Search stinks. But if you're a regular, you've heard me say that before.
AltaVista, the search engine run by Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), Wednesday moved ahead with plans to become a full-featured Internet portal by introducing a new Finance Zone area on its site.