Published: September 2, 2013 - 02:00

It’s a data jungle out there

With continuously increasing data connection speeds, data movement increases too. These vast amounts of data make it difficult for companies to provide their employees with relevant information. Enterprise search solutions help to maintain control over the relentless data flood. In his guest article for SaaS Forum, Dipl. Ing. Daniel Fallmann describes how semantic search differs from conventional search, what challenges are posed by mobility, and how companies can best get to grips with big data.

Semantics gives search the personal touch

Simply put, semantics is the science of exploring the meaning of words. Conventional search engines separate results into paid links and search results. Sematic search, on the other hand, focuses on the temporal and spatial correlations between results, as well as on other background information. This gives the user the feeling that every single result has been personalised just for them.

Accessible anywhere, but also secure?

Mobile data access via mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets and notebooks) is an integral part of modern business, but what about data security? On the one hand, it’s important to integrate the different operating systems running on individual devices into the IT structure. On the other hand, it’s important to make data available on these devices in adherence with compliance guidelines.

To make sure that the person using the mobile device is truly the person he or she claims to be, employees always have to login to the system through appropriate single sign-on mechanisms. They can login via the simple username and password method, but using a second factor such as a PIN code is also common practice. Through digital IDs, current leading systems allow users to identify themselves securely and unambiguously online.

But for users, security isn’t necessarily their primary concern. They want to be able to quickly find the information they need, when they need it. Enterprise search services therefore provide a continuous access to content. Moreover, they automatically summarise the content and enable the use of special features of mobile devices (e.g. voice search).

Big data under control

How do you imagine searching the Web in 2027? Daniel Fallmann answered this question in an interview about the future of search: “Search is becoming an infrastructure and a daily companion.”

This statement succinctly outlines what Mindbreeze is trying to achieve with its products. A search method that allows smartphones, tablets and notebooks to securely access data from all over the world and helps companies to maintain control over their big data in a cost-efficient and user-friendly way.

As a result, competitive advantages develops because employees’ productivity increases and decision-making- and business processes become accelerated.

Interview: “The Future of Search”

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