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The Google GSA exit clock is ticking

A year ago everyone was talking about the impact of the Google exit from GSA supply in 2018 but since then there has been very little comment. Probably many organisations were waiting to see what Google would offer as an on-premise replacement for its search appliance...

Bots and the IT engine room

There is a lot of interest at present in bots to provide a conversational interface that will integrate data from multiple systems. Some of my search projects have in effect created bots in the development of search cards. A common implementation of a search card is...

Intranet product selection

There is a significant interest in intranet products at the present moment. These are by no means new, with Orchidsoft and Intranet Dashboard having been around since the late 1990s. The complexity of using SharePoint as an intranet platform has led to many Microsoft...

Intranet consultant list

One of the features of the redesigned Intranet Focus Ltd web site is a list of intranet consultants. I can't say that this was something I had been planning for some time. The initial idea came to me shortly before the IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen. I realised that...

New web sites for Intranet Focus

As some of you may have noticed the Intranet Focus and Enterprise Search Book websites look rather different. The catalyst for change was a beer with Sam Marshall in Leverkusen last year shortly after he had upgraded his web site. The beer has wiped my memory about...

Intranet Design Annual 2017

The first thing that struck me as I scrolled through the 2017 Intranet Design Annual from the Nielsen Norman Group (all 490 pages) was the diversity of the organisations included this year. The featured intranets range from a small 150 employee tourism agency to two...

Ten intranet search case studies

It is very difficult to track down good case studies of intranet search implementations that when eight come along together it was well worth spending a couple of hours to read through them, They are published in the Nielsen Norman Group 2017 Intranet Design Annual. I...