Solving the Problems of Enterprise Search

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Organizations generally recognize that an enterprise-wide search platform can benefit employee and staff productivity by making the full digital knowledge of the enterprise available. Sadly, the reality of broad search and findability initiatives often falls short of expectations, which leads to employee frustration: people want search work ‘more like Google’. As an enterprise search consultant, […]

Ontology for Fun and Profit


The IT sector is notable for coming up with unique job titles – from the various C permutations – CIO, CTO, CDO, etc. – to Test Wranglers, Scrum Masters and UX Designers. One that you’re likely to start hearing more about is the title of Ontologist. While this sounds like it could be something more […]

Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]

The Promise of Big Data is More Than Big Throughput

There are good reasons for the buzz behind “Big Data” and the promise it offers for business, government, etc.  We hear about the importance of data-driven decisions and how they can deliver exponential improvements in business performance.  But along the path to this better place some are distracted by the simplistic label “Big Data” and […]