Attivio has been at the forefront of secure search-based applications for the last 8 years. Using our patented query-time join capabilities we are able to store security information in the index separate from the content and use it to apply security filters automatically to ensure that end users only see the most relevant content they are allowed to see. This allows us to automatically preserve security permissions from sources such as SharePoint, Jive, Confluence and other content repositories.
USA Today’s Marco della Cava ran an article earlier this week, “IBM, Salesforce join AI forces with Watson, Einstein.” The artificial intelligence-based partnership aims to, “boost the range of predictive analytics it can provide clients.” Salesforce’s AI Platform, Salesforce Einstein, which mines data to help salespeople close leads, is being combined with IBM Watson to provide data-based insights for businesses. The integrated solution is reported to be operational in the second half of the year.
Search engines index millions of pieces of information, structured and unstructured. But simply indexing information isn’t enough to give a user the results they need when they perform a search.
The Need for Relevancy
The goal of relevancy tuning is to help a user get the best results for a given query they are trying to run. Relevance is telling the search engine how to best sort the information in its index to ensure search results match search queries as closely as possible. It’s the process of bringing the most relevant information to the top of the result list.
Recent research shows that over 66% of employees are dependent on search in their daily work. But there’s a problem. Forty-one percent are frustrated with their existing search application.
Many enterprise search platforms offer task-based search, providing a simple search, analyze, decide and start over approach that provides no context between searches by an individual. Attivio provides a different approach. Attivio Cognitive Search and Insights takes search beyond purely indexing data by incorporating innovative technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, and content analytics to derive better insights and knowledge.
If you’ve been following the Attivio blog, you’ll know that we have not been shy about sharing our ideas on what we see in the Big Data market right now. But in this post, our CEO, Stephen Baker, shares our predictions for the industry in 2017.
Time will tell how accurate these predictions are, but these are the trends we see bubbling up as we talk to customers, analysts, and others in the ecosystem.
Attivio joined search colleagues in DC November 14-17 for KMWorld’s Enterprise Search and Discovery Summit. From their strategic location at the show’s Enterprise Solutions Showcase, CTO Will Johnson enjoyed meeting IT professionals, customers, partners, and vendors from across the US, demoing the Attivio platform, sharing customer success stories, and talking to folks about what’s hot and what’s not in search right now over cocktails after the show. Common topics included GSA replacement, knowledge management struggling to achieve its vision, and the continuing emergence of cognitive search.
The search market has come a long way from 2007 when Attivio was founded. We took some time to chat with Attivio co-founder and CTO Will Johnson about just how far Attivio has come and how the search market itself has evolved.
Q: You are one of Attivio’s founders. What’s the story behind Attivio’s origins? What challenges were you addressing?
WJ: The original founders of Attivio came from various search backgrounds: FAST (Fast Search and Transfer) which was sold to Microsoft, Altavista, and Northern Light. We had a lot of deep search expertise.
As an Attivio Solutions Architect, I often work to help companies customize (a.k.a., hack) our Cognitive Search and Insight technology to meet their unique search demands. It’s worth sharing some of the most common hacks in the risk space.
Hack #1: “I have tons of unstructured communications in my enterprise — isn’t flagging all variations of a potentially risky situation time consuming and expensive?"
Stranger: “What does that mean? It’s something with computers, right?”
When I’m introduced to someone, this conversation is typical. I’ve been in various technical presales positions for more than ten years. I’ve built a career on my ability to engineer solutions to prove both business and technical value to all manner of companies. But more importantly, I’ve built my career on my ability to confidently answer technical and business-oriented questions.
In my role as a solutions architect, I answer questions all day, every day. Here are some of the most common inquiries I get:
A full 40% of search applications search only unstructured information when gathering data for business intelligence. Do you trust that you’re getting complete and accurate answers to your search inquiries?
Join Attivio in a special episode of CMS Connected filmed onboard the Liberty fleet of classic ships in the Boston Harbor. CMS Connected hosts Tyler Pyburn and Scott Liewehr interview Attivio Chief Marketing Officer, Lou Jordano, about how Cognitive Search and Insight technology can provide organizations with that accurate visibility they crave, giving them a competitive edge and arming them with the information they need to succeed.