Out-of-control document management plagues businesses of every dimension. Duplicate documents, multiple file formats, poor filing practices, buried files, and files spread far and wide in multiple repositories are some of the common problems facing users looking for documents both living and archived. The answer is to index those documents into a central database. But how do you efficiently index thousands or perhaps millions of documents in such a way as to be both fast and efficient? The simple solution is a search appliance that performs the task for you.
A search appliance is a dedicated computer with a small footprint (1U or 2U) whose only task in life is to provide indexing and searching services to your users or customers. All appliances ship with a Web-based interface for easy administration and end-user document search and retrieval. Most search appliance manufacturers provide multiple appliance levels to fit your budget or specific indexing needs. This list of seven enterprise search appliances, identified by ServerWatch, is in no particular order.
A word of caution is in order when comparing search appliances and their pricing models. Most appliance vendors charge by how many documents you want to index. A few charge by the amount of data you're indexing, while others have no limit on the number of documents or the data volume.
Five Best Practices for Social Media Care Best practices for caring for customer through social media.
Emerging Cyber Threats for 2012 Georgia Tech forecasts cyber threats for 2012.
'Tis the Season to Be Grateful:
Top 5 Triggers for 'Thank You' Emails Simple but powerful email campaign ideas to build loyalty with customers.
In today's business world, it goes without saying that you need a website, but it's the sheer abundance of .com entities that often causes entrepreneurs and businesses to overlook the importance of choosing and implementing a CMS correctly. ... More >>
Steps for implementing and utilizing Business Connectivity Services to integrate data from external sources into SharePoint Online. ... More >>
Going paperless is about more than throwing out the office memos and making fewer copies. It’s a big picture shift in the way an organization operates. ... More >>