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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Microsoft, EMC, and IBM All Eye Enterprise Search

Although Google and Yahoo! are the leaders in search capability software, other major companies are trying to catch up. Realizing that they are miles behind, Microsoft, EMC, and IBM are all rushing to create their own web search and enterprise search systems.

Microsoft’s Windows Vista represents Microsoft’s entrance into the search software market. The new search capabilities will be available on the Start Menu, and it will allow users to search the contents of a document for just a few keywords.

Many of these companies are planning to sell their software via Value Added Resellers (VARs) since their research has shown that most SMBs do not purchase products from normal retailers but instead take advice from their IT consulting firms.

To learn more about the opportunities with enterprise search software and why some companies are excited about the possibilities, read the full article (link above).

Submitted by Computer Consulting 101