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A history of enterprise search 1990 – 1999

Doing justice to the speed of development in the 1990s in a single post is not easy. Before looking at the enterprise search business itself there were important developments in the understanding of how people searched, and in novel technical advances in search....

A history of enterprise search 1980 – 1989

In the early 1980s there was a great deal of interest in the UK around the use of text retrieval software running on mini-computers. The STATUS User Group in particular was very active. Because none of the vendors were interested in the commercial success of their...

“Think Search First” – A novel approach by Aptillon

It is a grey day here in Horsham and we have had heavy rain for the last five hours. Motivation to do anything is low and my only refuge is Twitter.  But then a bright shaft of light emerges from a blog post from Matthew McDermott at Aptillon SharePoint Consulting...