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Enterprise Search: Factors to be considered

Social and Enterprise Search capabilities are becoming very important for the Enterprises.
While Enterprise Social capability enables employees across different groups to collaborate and share knowledge, Enterprise Search capability enables employees to search digital content & data spread across different isolated systems and applications
Success of an Enterprise Search capability not only depend on the technology /platform that is leveraged but also on other key factors such as:
Content Sources
Analysis of the sources from which content will be searched and made available for the end user consumption. If the source systems are not analyzed properly in terms of content volume, Meta data of the content, then there will be miss match between what is expected by the end user and what the Enterprise Search capability shows as search results. If the content in the source systems are not marked with proper metadata or if the metadata in the source systems are not understood properly…

Heterogeneous Cloud Integration

Heterogeneous integration is common scenario in the Enterprises where their IT portfolio is based on heterogeneous platforms. Various solution approaches such as message broker, messaging middleware, SOA – service based integration were employed to address heterogeneous integration challenges.

These solution approaches were good when the integration happens on premise, with in the data centers of an Enterprise. Problem here is non-availability of “elasticity”.

With the Enterprises started leveraging cloud platforms extensively for various solution aspects such as elastic computing, storage, it opens new capabilities that can be leveraged for heterogeneous integration. Also, similar to existing on premise scenario, Enterprises are also leveraging multiple cloud platforms to address their business needs. This scenario will pose same integration challenges as those that were faced within on premise datacenters

Within datacenters / on premise, integration products were expected to comply wi…

Power Your Word with SharePoint !

Enterprises invested in both Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 can derive more business benefits from their investments. Availability of the new app development paradigm – Apps for Office & Apps for SharePoint opens doors for more business innovations & possibilities.
These new app models allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills such as HTML 5, JavaScript / jQuery etc.
Microsoft Word provides automation capability when it comes to checking for grammatical errors. Imagine, if the same can be extended for validating a documents against regulatory compliance – how beneficial it will be for those organizations like insurance companies where day in & day out they are involved in lots of documentations and underwritings ..more ..