Tag Archives: Enterprise Search

Everything That Was Sci-Fi When I Was a Kid is Now Real

The state of technology

I was delighted to recently join the BA Insight Shared Insights Podcast to talk about how everything that was Sci-Fi when I was a kid is now real. It’s sometimes hard to remember that fact when sitting in traffic and struggling to hear people on conference calls, or wondering when a download will start… But […]

Why Does Enterprise Search Have Such a Negative Reputation?

KMWorld 2019 review

This month is my six year anniversary at BA Insight, and during these years, after many discussions with prospects, customers and even analysts, it is obvious that enterprise search has a bad rap. I’m not sure if you have observed this, but convincing leadership that enterprise search should be an area of investment is often […]

Deloitte’s State of AI Report Should Thank the Search Market

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Towards the end of 2018, the second edition of Deloitte’s “State of AI in the Enterprise” was released.  The full report is well worth the time to read, but after we closed out 2018, I couldn’t get one section of the report out of my mind. Specifically, the first of their three core findings that […]

Why Can’t I Just Ask a Question?

AI questions

Why don’t computers work like people think?  Why can’t I just ask a simple question when I want to search for something? The internet revolution has changed society forever.  Even with all the advancements, computers and computer interfaces (UI) have not always been “people” friendly, and that is an understatement.

Simplifying Intelligent Search Deployments Through Robust Information Architecture

Intelligent enterprise search

Simply put, how much effort, energy, and forethought you invest in the content strategy and overall information architecture of your source systems significantly impacts the complexity and time needed to deliver a robust comprehensive enterprise search solution. Customers often embark upon their journeys with our products with the upfront understanding that enterprise search and the […]

Enterprise Integration as a Stepping Stone to Solving Enterprise Search Problems

stepping stones to enterprise search

According to AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management), the definition of enterprise search is: “The practice of identifying and enabling specific content across the enterprise to be indexed, searched, and displayed to authorized users.” There are two approaches to an enterprise search project:

The Microsoft Search Ecosystem – An Outsider’s View (Part One)

Welcome Search Gurus

In this two-part post I’ll try to explain, compare, and contrast the different search solutions available from Microsoft including SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, Hybrid SharePoint, Delve, Azure, and Bing. I try to take a business first approach, one I use with my clients, to use search to solve business problems. In part one I’ll start […]

Two Search Luminaries Join Our New Advisory Board

Welcome Search Gurus

I’m delighted that Matthew McDermott and Kevin Watters have joined BA Insight’s Advisory Board.  Both are top-notch search gurus, new colleagues, and old friends.  I know them from different worlds- Matthew from SharePoint search and Kevin from open source search.

Hackers Are Patient and Persistent – Your Employees Are Not

hackers are patient

After having a great ride in cyber security for over four years, I was excited to get back into collaboration with BA Insight just over eight months ago and also join a former colleague of mine, Mark Aschemeyer. People often ask what I do for a living now that I have joined BA Insight. Initially […]

Reflections on Elastic{ON} 2018

Elasticon

Elastic{ON} 2018 just concluded, and what a great week it was. We at BA Insight started down our Elastic journey over three years ago and seeing this strategy and investment in action is very exciting. It was my first time at the conference, BA Insight’s first time as a sponsor with a booth, and because […]

Search Predictions for 2018

Predictions about Intranets and Search

New Year’s predictions are a longstanding tradition, dating at least back to the 16th century French seer Nostradamus.  Personally, I started only four years ago, and my predictions focus around search, digital workplaces, and market dynamics involving Microsoft.  I intend for these predictions to be much more useful, informative, and accurate than Nostradamus’ (a low […]

What Can You Crawl in Office 365?

Crawling O365

As organizations move toward the cloud, there has been some confusion around management and optimization of search. I’ve had more than one conversation with customers about the continued need for a search strategy, and then someone asks, “But doesn’t the Microsoft Graph pick up everything? Why do I need to still worry about search?”

A Perspective on our Best-of-Breed Approach

best of breed

When I’m asked what makes BA Insight special, I talk about our talented and dedicated employees, our customer-centric culture, our products’ capabilities and quality, our broad customer base…and, of course, our unique approach to the market.

Directions in Cognitive Search

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Cognitive Search Starts with Understanding Search Cognitive search, and indeed, the entire new wave of cognitive applications, are the next leap forward in information access.  These apps rest on a search backbone that integrates information, making it findable and usable.

The Increasingly Intelligent Search Experience

Intelligent Search

How much time do you spend searching for the right content? According to one study, knowledge workers spend 20% or more of their day looking for timely and relevant content. Personally, I think that is a conservative estimate – but thankfully, Microsoft and many of its partners are trying to reduce that number.