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Enterprise Search Is Not Dead

Someone tell the vendors. Two fine blog entries point out that search vendors miss the point when they reposition themselves as business intelligence or business processing suppliers. Gilbane's Lynda Moulton finds vendors attempting to "stave off their own boredom" with enterprise search. MarkLogic CEO Dave Kellogg sees search vendors as "distracted with a strategic vision."
Someone tell the vendors. Two fine blog entries point out that search vendors miss the point when they reposition themselves as business intelligence or business processing suppliers. Gilbane's Lynda Moulton finds vendors attempting to "stave off their own boredom" with enterprise search. MarkLogic CEO Dave Kellogg sees search vendors as "distracted with a strategic vision."CMS Watch's own Steve Arnold has pointed out in the Enterprise Search Report that investors have pressed vendors to push beyond search on the assumption -- probably correct -- that search is a slow-growth field. But enterprise search is not dead.

We see customers still investigating new systems, and more importantly, testing them more carefully, and still more importantly, carefully evaluating whether they can get more mileage out of their existing search technology by applying better practices, as recommended by smart consultants like Toby Ward and James Robertson.

Tony Byrne is founder and lead analyst at CMS Watch. Write him at [email protected].Someone tell the vendors. Two fine blog entries point out that search vendors miss the point when they reposition themselves as business intelligence or business processing suppliers. Gilbane's Lynda Moulton finds vendors attempting to "stave off their own boredom" with enterprise search. MarkLogic CEO Dave Kellogg sees search vendors as "distracted with a strategic vision."