Last week the city of sin turned into the city of SharePoint as thousands of users gathered at the Venetian for the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 to network, learn and hear the latest about the state of the industry. We were fortunate enough to be a sponsor of this magnificent event with multiple speaking opportunities and a nice booth presence.
One theme that remained true through a majority of our conversations is that many organizations are still dissatisfied with the state of search within their environment and lack a strategy to address this.
There were a number of exciting Microsoft announcements at the conference. One that is near and dear to us was the unveiling of the Office Graph and Project Oslo. This is another clear sign that Enterprise Search is alive, vibrant, and innovative.
Many of the SharePoint Conference attendees came to our sessions seeking guidance to the enterprise search challenge from our own experts, including our search guru and CTO, Jeff Fried. During one of the sessions, Jeff presented how DLA Piper, the world’s largest law firm and BA Insight customer, was able to reduce their end-to-end search time and provide better insight into their content with a single view of their data silos. Overall, attendees gained insight on how effective search implementations leveraging the BA Insight Knowledge Integration Platform can result in significant costs savings, improve processes, and provide a competitive advantage.
The question remains, what is the state of your enterprise search strategy? Contact us to request a 20 minute briefing in which we will share our research findings about why large enterprises experience significant ongoing challenges implementing search.