Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Vivisimo Introduces Velocity 5

This week, Vivisimo is introducing a new chapter in the evolution of search solutions for the enterprise, Velocity 5. In talking with customers and partners such as yourself, we have come to find many providers of enterprise search platforms continue to move beyond a core focus of solving existing enterprise search requirements. Thus, we are proud to introduce Velocity 5 as the industry's only search platform to combine the simplicity and innovation of consumer search with the control and flexibility of enterprise software.

We are calling our new initiative in the market, "Search Done Right," designed to ensure that Vivisimo's solutions meet the requirements of two very important constituents, end users as well as administrators (

Among some of the highlights of Vivisimo Velocity 5:

· Velocity 5 allows users to access and manipulate both structured and unstructured content at the same time by using new graphical interface controls. New features of Velocity 5 that deliver a superior user experience include:

o Meta data visualization

o Role-based search

o Rich media search

o Save, share & export of results

o Result preview

· Velocity 5 also provides architectural enhancements with unprecedented administrative control. Now structured and unstructured content elements can be extracted, normalized, and combined together to create virtual documents, regardless of location. Additional new administrative functionalities in Velocity 5 include:

o Content extraction & normalization

o Virtual document creation

o Formula based sorting, filtering, & grouping

o Smart summarization

o Content-level security

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

FAST and Cognos Partenr for BI with search

FAST & Cognos Team to Deliver Enterprise Business Intelligence Through Search

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) announced a partnership with Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN). The partnership is the foundation for a new FAST integration that joins the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP) with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence. The combination of FAST ESP and Cognos 8 BI with Cognos Go! Search Service delivers a solution which enables users to leverage enterprise search functionality to find reports, analysis, scorecards, dashboards, and other business intelligence information, along with corporate content such as documents, e-mail and other forms of structured and unstructured business information distributed across the enterprise. With Contextual Insight, FAST ESP looks to analyze and interpret the underlying meaning behind reports, not just the reports themselves. To support the continued engineering and sales activity, Cognos and FAST have joined each other's Alliance Partner programs.