10 Years and Counting

Interview: Reflecting on 10 years of MC+A

Michael Cizmar (@michaelcizmar) started MC+A ten years ago — before Big Data was used in daily conversation, and  before knowledge management became part of the business lexicon.  We sat down with him to reflect on the past 10 years. Why …

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Search Needs to be Fast

When it comes to search, it can never be fast enough

SRCH2 in-memory database search provides compelling speed advantages when compared to Solr. SRCH2 recently announced the results of some in-house benchmark testing, and they are impressive.  In comparing their in-memory search (SRCH2 4.3.2) solution to SOLR (Apache Solr 4.8.0), the …

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Interview covering where we have been

MC+A 5 years old, a time for reflection

It’s been 5 years since the current MC+A organization was formed (When we relocated from San Francisco to Chicago, we reorganized).  In that time many changes have begun to surface.  We’ve seen the explosion of Microsoft SharePoint into the once Java dominated portal market.  We’ve seen the Google Search Appliance become the defacto intranet search tool and we are now seeing the extension of portals into commercial SaaS platforms (i.e. mash-up and web 2.0).

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Enterprise Search

Justifying an Enterprise Search Purchase

Why is finding what you need so difficult? I have been thinking about why always seem to be the case. Large enterprise rarely just pop up overnight, actually often growing organically, adding functionality and hardware as demands increase.

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Right Resources

The Right Resource(s)

Last month, I analyzed the Google Search Appliance and its relationship to business intelligence security. The next in this series of best practices for integrating enterprise search is the desire for companies to have trained workers. People are one of …

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