Monday, March 19, 2012

ISYS Enterprise Search Acquired by Lexmark

In an effort to grow its enterprise software capabilities Lexmark announced that it has acquired ISYS
ISYS Search Software, is a leader in embedded search and universal information access solutions, today announced its acquisition by Lexmark International, Inc.
ISYS has been a pioneer in the development of Enterprise Search technology. With over 23 years in the search market, it has successfully moved beyond the desktop and delivered high-performance software solutions for business-critical applications such as virtual data aggregation, enterprise content management, text analytics, email archiving, eDiscovery and data loss prevention.
“Lexmark’s acquisition of ISYS recognizes the fundamental strength of our business, our strategic direction and the scale of the market opportunity available in the new world of big data,” said Scott Coles, ISYS CEO. “As organizations look to better identify, analyze and extract value from their expanding enterprise IT assets, the ability to effectively manage and leverage intelligence between the physical and digital world will become increasingly critical for business growth and competitive advantage.
The company joins Perceptive Software, a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark. 

Google Plus for Business

Google + for business makes sense for all businesses. There are many benefits to building out a Google Plus page including:

  1. A way to communicate with Clients, Prospects, Partners, and the Media.
  2. Possible inclusion in Google search results
  3. Measurement with Google Analytics
  4. It is best to control your brand name by creating a Google Plus account now.
  5. Google Plus should be used in concert with Google Places, Google Product Search, and others.
Let us help your company set up Google Plus today.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

X1 Pro 7 Now Search Twitter and Facebook

X1 Pro 7* represents the next step in the evolution of the award-winning X1 Professional Client.  In addition to indexing corporate email and local files, X1 Pro 7 adds webmail, Facebook and Twitter accounts, unifying both your desktop and web content in one place so you can monitor what's happening, see what you missed, and find what you need.  

Social Media Search

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Google Desktop Search to be Discontinued

Google Desktop Search will be history on September 14 2011. Google announced today that it will be discontinuing support for its very popular desktop search tool.

I have used this product since it became available in 2004 and had enjoyed using it to find files on my desktop computer.

According to Google, " we’ll be discontinuing support for Google Desktop, including all of the associated APIs, services, plugins and gadgets. "

I am very surprised that Google has discontinued this products considering that it is used by " tens of millions of people ". That means that Google is giving up real estate on tens of millions of desktop computers. I would think that having a Google logo on all of those computers would be worth the cost of development.

In addition the negative PR may lead potential corporate clients to questions Google's commitment. Other products like X1 have been charging $49.00 for their destop and mobile search product.

Its too bad that Google is not extending the desktop brand to include searching for mobile devices, multiple PC's, and the cloud. Maybe Google does not have the resources to do this or wants to put the resources on something  on another product.

For a list of alternative Desktop Search Tools try:

Desktop Search Tools

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Google Updates Voice Search and Image Search

    • Google Search by image. Google now has the capability to search using an image on the desktop browser. Users can now upload any picture from their hard drives, or plug in an image URL from the web, and ask Google to identify what it is. Google’s “Goggles” mobile application has allowed people to search by taking photos with their mobile phones since its launch in 2009 for the Android Operating System.
    • Google Voice search. Google now has speech recognition search on the desktop for Chrome users to allow people to speak, rather than type, their queries. Desktop Chrome users can view a microphone icon next to every Google search box. Google Voice search has long been available on Google’s mobile search applications and has been very useful for searching hands free.

    • Instant Pages. Pages is version of the Instant Search feature launched last year by Google. Instant Pages renders a visual of the search page a user is likely to click on while the query is in the process of being typed. Instant Pages can shaves between two to five seconds off of the typical search time. Instant Pages is only available on the Chrome browser for now, but much like Instant Search, which launched on the browser before coming to mobile search, hopefully Instant pages can make the transition. Like Instant Search, which seemed tailor-made for searching on a mobile device where every click counts, Instant Pages could be a boon for mobile devices as Google pre-renders pages in the cloud while your search is being performed.

    • Bottom Line: These new features allow for faster searching from multiple devices. The search results pages show results based on device type. It is important for website owners and companies to optimize web pages for all devices. With mobile devices only having so much space to show results higher ranking is very important.

    Wednesday, June 01, 2011

    Google +1 May Help With Search Engine Ranking and SEO

    Content recommended by friends and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1’s from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user’s query. This is just one of many signals Google may use to determine a page’s relevance and ranking, and we’re constantly tweaking and improving our algorithm to improve overall search quality. For +1's, as with any new ranking signal, we'll be starting carefully and learning how those signals affect search quality.

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Enterprise Search Europe - October 2011

    Enterprise Search Europe is a two-day conference offering a European perspective on the technology, selection, implementation and optimization of enterprise-scale search applications.

    Join the two-day conference at the Hilton London Olympia on October 24 & 25 2011. Prepare for an informative two days full of plenary and panel sessions, technical and implementation tracks, and case studies from corporate, public sector and nonprofit organizations. Gain insight from your peers with a wide range of networking opportunities to encourage debate and discussion. Discover latest search technologies developed by European companies and learn how they can benefit your business goals. Learn how to maximize your existing search investments and make the best decisions about enhancements and new investments.

    The emphasis of this conference will be on sharing practical experience in enterprise search technology.

    Topics covered include:

    Multilingual search

    Open source search applications

    Federated search

    Search centers of excellence

    Search business case development

    Mobile search

    SharePoint search

    Technology trends

    Enterprise search analytics

    Search based applications

    You can learn more about the conference by visiting their website at

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Google Offer +1 Button for Users to Show Relevancy of Ad or Organic Results

    Google +1 Button for personalized annotations to help users know when your ads and organic search results are relevant to them, this will increase the probability that they will click on the link and end up on your site.

    This is a great way for searchers to show that they personally find the Ad or Organic Search result more relevant. Google +1 may increase Click Through Rates CTR and conversions for Adwords campaigns.