Effective Search Technology Is Business Critical in 2013
December 28, 2012
This has been the year of “big data” and search acquisitions, and we have tracked the changes closely. CMSWire has also noticed the trend, making note in the recent article “Search in 2013 Will Become a Business Critical Application.” The article comments on the emerging trend of search implementation and argues that information and actionable insights from big data are critical to business. The need has never been greater for effective search technology and support.
The article continues:
“The Findwise survey [...] indicates that less than 20 percent of organizations have a strategy for search even though many of them will be supporting multiple search applications. I expect this figure to improve markedly by the time the 2013 Findwise survey is presented [in May].
The 2011/2012 search vendor acquisition frenzy took out most of the mid-range vendors. In 2013 we will find out whether smaller commercial vendors can attract the investment they need to bring their technologies to a wider market or whether the space will be taken by open-source applications.”
We believe search will be critical to successful business operations in 2013. Secure search and the use of metatagging will lead to improved business processes and enterprise decisions driven by content. The article mentions Intrafind as a potential option for a blend of open-source and proprietary modules and we believe this software has the necessary offerings to help integrate business-critical search.
Andrea Hayden, December 28, 2012