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Crossing the Search Chasm; From Commodity function to Competitive Differentiator

By: Randy McLaughlin For those of you who believe that enterprise search is a commodity function that offers little in the way of competitive advantage, I encourage you to keep reading. If you are a Microsoft FAST client that has reached end-of-life for their search product, then you should definitely keep reading. The landscape as we knew it has changed, and many organizations are now leveraging advanced search...

Hacking to Save the World

By: Daniel McNamara Our world is always evolving and improving, and yet extremely volatile at the same time. Across the globe, there are still times when terrible events, from human atrocities to natural disasters, catch us off-guard. The long term devastation of these events have been markedly decreased with the rapid growth and expansion in the technology sector.  Technology, especially the increase in...

Enterprise Search, Dead or Very Much Alive?

By: Will Johnson Is enterprise search dead? This was the hot topic of a recent panel discussion that I attended.  Whit Andrews, a leading search analyst of Gartner, Sue Feldman, CEO and Founder of Synthexis; Larry Kim, Founder and CTO of Wordstream and Columnist at Search Engine Land; and Hadley Reynolds, Principal Analyst, NextEra Research discussed a number of topics around this main question of...

What Comic Con taught me about Community

By: Gerard Dwan I didn’t expect it, but I learned a lot about Community at New York Comic Con. Comic Con is a large event in which fans of film, comic books, and popular culture gather to participate in programs and meet experts, famous personalities, and each other. I personally go there for a chance to rub elbows with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. While at Comic Con, I attended two panels, one...

Digesting Ingestion

By: Sid Probstein, Nausheen Moulana Recently Attivio had an internal workshop to discuss and hack on the question of ingestion - why it is sometimes very challenging, especially at scale and in complex, multi-datacenter environments. This post is a summary of that discussion. Let's set the stage first. The idea of a connector is simply simplicity: it should connect to the source repository and extract the necessary...

TIBCO & ATTIVIO: Top Three Reasons we are Excited

By: Samantha Bastoni Attivio and TIBCO have joined forces and we could not be more excited on what is to come in the next few months. From conferences to content analytics, we have narrowed down our most exciting developments, although that was no easy feat. 1.       Deployment of Attivio and TIBCO Spotfire®  Content Analytics offering, powered by our own Active...

Your data is in Hadoop, so now how do you get the Value Out?

By: Ellen Currid    IDC predicts that the market for big data will grow to $34.2 Billion by 2017 – 6 times faster than the overall IT market.  Yet research also shows that 55% of big data projects fail.  CIO’s need a bullet proof strategy to justify their big data investments by ultimately delivering true value to their business stakeholders by going from “data to...

Announcing the Launch of Attivio Insighters Community (beta)

By: Gerard Dwan I’m happy to announce the public beta of Attivio Insighters, Attivio’s online community. Attivio Insighters aims to bring people closer together. Attivio Insighters is geared toward interaction and collaboration. We want to give our customers, partners, users, and industry experts a stronger voice. Attivio Insighters is a powerful tool for you to communicate and connect with...

Strata +Hadoop World Just Around the Corner!

By: Michaela Tinsley                        Strata + Hadoop world is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited!  Make sure you register for our new  booth demo which showcases our newest features and functionality. To celebrate our new enhancements we will be giving away 1 Jawbone Jambox speaker to anyone who signs up for...

What's New in AIE 4.2

By: Joe Lichtman What’s New in AIE 4.2 At Attivio, we delight in seeing the innovative new applications our customers build on AIE. We never tire of hearing how AIE is both flexible and powerful and can be used to solve the most difficult problems with data and content. Empowering customers to continue this innovation is why we continually roll out new features and focus on to making AIE easier to...
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