Enterprise-wide Search

Organisations invest billions of dollars each year in application software and the databases it runs on. They also pour time and effort into developing business intelligence software that extracts information from the resulting data. Yet, while they do this, an even greater amount of valuable information goes largely untouched and unused. This is the unstructured, mainly textual, data that every organisation accumulates as letters, forms, legal documents, e-mails and Web pages.

Thanks to search engines on the Web, users are increasingly aware of the value to be gained from such data. Despite this, few enterprises have invested significantly to enable their employees to get the full benefit of this information. Without the right tools, it is increasingly difficult to find relevant information within this untapped resource as its volume grows.

Software makers now provide those tools. Their products can search unstructured data in its three main repositories – corporate servers, desktop computers and the Web.

The Enterprise-wide Search report looks at what types of data can be searched and the wide variety of methods employed to do so. It evaluates the relevant vendors and products, including their ability to search across the three zones.

The report assesses nearly 40 products in the context of organisations' different needs. These include using unstructured data for business intelligence, compliance with regulatory requirements or simply improving internal communications and business efficiency. Technical demands can involve searching rapidly changing data, imposing structure on specialised data or extracting information from multimedia sources.

Product and supplier comparisons are presented using easily understood Bullseye™ charts. These cover all aspects of the software and vendors’ abilities, including fitness for purpose, performance, support and ease of implementation.

This report provides a definitive guide to current technology and suppliers and how they can benefit your organization. If your organization has significant amounts of unstructured data, it should consult this report for guidance.

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New MA Process service will add value for BPMG IT members

The recently-formed Bloor Research and Business Process Management Group (BPMG) partnership has driven the launch of a new service from Bloor: ‘MarketAccess (MA) Support - Process.' This is designed to more effectively support the IT members of BPMG's community. One way this will be achieved is to focus on selecting the most appropriate technologies to transform their businesses, making them become process-excellence led. Through MASupport - Process, Bloor can engage more effectively with both vendors and end-users, with Bloor also providing a clear proposition for vendors. As a by-product, vendors will gain greater visibility by exposure in: BPMG.org, ConjunGo.com, IT-Analysis.com, IT-Director.com, the BPMG user conference and Bloor Process events.

MASupport - Process will add value for vendors by providing: 

  • direct buyer visibility and influence
  • material to support the sales and marketing process
  • information and collateral to speed product, marketing and sales decision-making leading to vendors supplying more appropriate sets of services and technologies.

They can in turn assist Bloor to educate and support end-users in transforming their businesses, through acquiring the technology to achieve their BPM aspirations. 

MASupport - Process sits within Bloor's MarketAccess Support solutions family. In effect it is an enhanced version of the existing BPMG Solutions Provider services whose members include Tibco, Software AG, and Metastorm.

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MASupport – Process

Designing and building the right solutions is only half the job.  Finding the right end-users to turn into satisfied customers can be just as difficult.  With the huge choice of technology offerings  it's equally difficult for end-users to find the vendors who can really help them.  In keeping with Bloor's mission to help end users make the most of IT we are introducing a new offering in our MarketAccess Support range:  MASupport - Process.

Getting business process offerings to market is difficult, whether it's intra or extra enterprise processes supported by ERP / SCM systems or designing entirely new processes for existing customers.  The market is full of confused and often contradictory messages; it's not enough to just find end-users with an interest, what's needed is to find end-users who are informed, educated and know enough to see the value of the offerings vendors can supply.  To do this the market needs to be educated with unbiased, clear knowledge about all the choices available to them to enable them to make better decisions.

MASupport - Process is a combined set of services specifically created for Business Process vendors to educate and inform end-users about their value.  Built in conjunction with BPMG (the Business Process Management Group) MASupport - Process combines the depth, reach and independence of both our organisations.

MASupport - Process puts vendors of Business Process products in front of interested and pre-informed business end-users.  This targeted service gives a high level of visibility and can include publications, web presence, technology reviews, expert speakers, education for end-users and advertising opportunities as well as specifically tailored packages for individual vendors.

If you'd like to find and influence the people who have a real need for your products and services then download the PDF brochure and call us for more information.

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