The Semaphore volume 1
Volume 1 - August 2011
Welcome to The Semaphore, a Quarterly Newsletter, from Smartlogic.
The focus of this issue is a recent report “Mind the Enterprise Search Gap” by MindMetre Research that analyzes the gap between enterprise search expectations and real life experience. What kind of search – and ‘find’ – experience are professionals experiencing in their organizations? And does this experience match, exceed, or fall short of what they consider an acceptable time taken to find what they are looking for?
In this issue, we will also explore the buzz surrounding SharePoint and how Semaphore for SharePoint provides automatic classification and taxonomy governance, alert you to conferences and meetings we are going to be sponsoring so that you can meet us in person, and highlight some of our customers and partners.
We hope you find this information useful and will join us every quarter.
A new research study by MindMetre Research and sponsored by Smartlogic analyzes the gap between enterprise search expectations and real life experience. Enterprise search is falling far short of expectations, according to a survey of more than 2,000 directors and managers in the US, UK, Germany and France. More than half (52%) of respondents say they cannot find the information they are seeking using their own organization’s enterprise search facility within what most define as an acceptable amount of time. Can you? Read this report to find out more.
Products & Solutions:
SharePoint 2010 is transforming business, allowing you to share documents with colleagues, manage projects more efficiently, and publish information to customers. Semaphore for SharePoint is a tightly integrated, comprehensive solution that provides automatic classification and taxonomy governance capabilities to extend SharePoint 2010, and helps enterprises manage their content and users find, discover and reuse this content.
Come join us for the following events this fall:
Apache Lucene Eurocon: October 17-20, 2011, Melia Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain: A three-day conference for the European Apache Lucene/Solr open source search community offering search application developers, thought leaders and market makers the opportunity to connect and network with their peers about Apache/ Solr/ Lucene. Smartlogic is a silver sponsor.
Enterprise Search Europe: October 24 - 25, 2011, Hilton London Olympia, London, UK: A two-day conference offering a European perspective on the technology, selection, implementation and optimization of enterprise-scale search applications. Smartlogic is a gold sponsor.
Taxonomy Boot Camp: October 31 - November 1, 2011, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.: The Taxonomy Boot camp provides the latest developments in taxonomy software, best practices in the field, and a chance for you to learn from the experts. Smartlogic is a platinum sponsor.
SharePoint Symposium: November 2 - 3, 2011, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.: This is an intensive, two-day SharePoint Symposium that offers independent assessments of SharePoint that will help you make better decisions about whether—and where—to employ the platform. Smartlogic is a platinum sponsor.
|RTI, one of the world’s leading research institutes, implemented Semaphore to help researchers get rapid and accurate access to content and identify relevant experts for current bids and projects.|
|Nordjyske Media, a large Danish newspaper and media group, modernized its infrastructure by implementing Semaphore on top of its content management system and Apache/Solr search platform.|
|UNICEF, working for children’s rights, implemented Semaphore on top of OpenText Website Management CMS and FAST Search to provide enhanced search and navigation for its users.|
|Earley & Associates, based out of Boston, MA, has been a long standing Smartlogic partner, and is an expert in taxonomy and metadata, enterprise search, SharePoint, and other content management systems.|
|Capita, UK’s leading business processing outsourcing company, works across eight markets namely local government, central government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance, and other private sector organizations (including financial services).|
|Summit 7 Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Business Productivity infrastructure, including Office, SharePoint Server, Office Communications Server and Exchange Server.|