For Big Companies, Search Just Doesn't Cut It

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 04-19-2005

Search has done more to transform the Internet than anything but the Web itself. Ask any question you want and Google or one of its siblings will pick the relevant documents from the billions available online.

Of course, it will also pick dozens or hundreds of others; and it can't really verify the document's history or its ownership, its accuracy or legitimacy or, really, anything except that its keywords are spelled the same as those you asked about.

Not a great set of features for an enterprise content-access system.

Many companies are finding tremendous benefits by installing search technology on their networks, but the promises of search, even if they're fulfilled, fall far short of what a sophisticated corporation needs to access or control its information.

This CIOInsight.com story will give you the tools you need to understand search, and how it fits in your organization, as well as the questions you need to ask your data managers, your executive board, and yourself.

Click below to read more from:

Is Search the Answer?

  • Getting Critical Data Out of Heads and Into Circulation
  • Content Search is Only as Good as Your Content Management
  • Done Right, the Payoff From Search Can be Huge
  • New Features, Deeper Integration Will Make Search Richer

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  • Opinion:Eric Nee on Google's search for online domination
  • Opinion:.Warren Bennis, on Google's unique culture, and whether it can stay that way.
  • Content management systems are maturing, but you'd better know what workers are looking for before you buy.