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The future of search

  • ID: 597577
  • February 2008
  • 8 pages
  • Ovum

The enterprise search market has entered a period of both innovation and rationalisation similar to that which we saw in the enterprise content management (ECM) arena during 2006-2007. The most disruptive elements in the near future are likely to be the actions of Microsoft and Google. The current market driver is the need to quickly retrieve information for business or legislation-based requirements. However, there is a wide range of smaller, functionally very mature, often vertically-focused, enterprise information access products that Mike Davis believes organisations should consider alongside the ‘big names’.

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Table of contents

Key messages

Scope of the report

Market overview

Products have matured - organisations are behind in their awareness
2007 enterprise information access market in a nutshell
Microsoft takes the gloves off with Google
The emergence of ‘try before you buy’
The Internet as the test bed
Innovation continues unabated
Niche is good

What next for enterprise information access solutions?

Time for Google to play its hand
User interfaces will change markedly
Users will stop searching
BI and search will come closer together

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