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Bringing External Content Into O365

Adding External Content to Hybrid SharePoint

BA Insight's software uses Cloud SSA to incorporate content from many different sources into a single cloud-based index. This in turn powers portals, intranets, extranets, and other O365 experiences such as Delve and InfoPedia. This paper describes how this solution works, and the deployment and configuration options available. Our focus is on Hybrid SharePoint scenarios, where organizations are using both SharePoint Online (within O365) and SharePoint Server (on-premises or hosted).
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Bringing External Content Into O365

Bringing External Content into Office 365

Microsoft has introduced a new element called the Cloud SSA as part of a new cloud hybrid search capability; this provides a mechanism to bring content into the O365 index. This white paper discusses how BA Insight’s software uses this mechanism to incorporate content from many different sources into a single cloud-based index.
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Why SharePoint Out of the Box Isn't Enough

Why Sharepoint Search Out of the Box Isn't Enough

Written by: Agnes Molnar, CEO and Managing Consultant, Search Explained
With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft offered a significant increase in Search functionality that might suggest that it is the ultimate Enterprise Search solution. Companies like to think about SharePoint 2013 Search as a "working out of the box" solution, rather than a platform. This white paper will focus on three key areas where companies find that SharePoint 2013 out of the box does not meet their needs.
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Improving Search FAST Using a Search-First Migration Strategy to SharePoint 2013

A better search experience has consistently been a top request of SharePoint 2010 users and has been a major focus for Microsoft. With the release of SharePoint 2013, the full realization of Microsoft’s investment in FAST Search and Transfer came to fruition. The feature set in SharePoint 2013 takes enterprise search to a whole new level. This paper provides a high level description of the key search enhancements and proposes that organizations consider a phased implementation approach using a Search-First Migration strategy. Adopting this approach can provide quicker business benefits as well as a safer path to overall adoption of SharePoint 2013.
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Search-First in Azure: Take the FAST Lane to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

The Search-First approach opens up the option to use cloud-based resources, in particular Microsoft Azure, which has evolved into a very effective platform for hosting the SharePoint Server. SharePoint on Azure Infrastructure Services provides the benefits of cloud computing for SharePoint, with a high degree of control and customizability, and often results in a better quality solution than an on-premise deployment. This paper outlines how Microsoft Azure can be applied to a Search-First strategy, resulting in a quicker time to value as well as a more reliable, more performant, and more flexible solution overall.
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The Value of InfoApps for Unified Information Access

Information plays a central role in most organizations today. Yet, they continue to struggle with implementing systems to help their employees find the right information they need, when they need it. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to managing and understanding the information that is scattered across enterprises. In this whitepaper, IDC Analyst David Schubmehl answers questions about the value of InfoApps for Unified Information Access.
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AIIM Market Intelligence Search & Discovery Report

AIIM Market Intelligence: Search and Discovery – Exploiting Knowledge, Minimizing Risk

The popularity of the term “knowledge worker” comes and goes, but the single most important characteristic is the ability to find information, process it into knowledge and add value for the organization. However, this is quite challenging for many organizations. Over 400 members of the AIIM community were surveyed about this topic, and the results were compiled in this research report, which takes an in-depth look at the importance of search, the level of search tools deployed, issues with their use, and connection to other systems.
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Five Steps to Make Search a Killer Application: Agnes Molnar, Search Explained

Search-Based Applications are getting more and more attention as the concept is very powerful. However, planning and implementing Search-Based Applications is a challenging process with lots of difficulties and stress. This white paper introduces Search-Based Applications (SBAs) and covers the five most important steps to planning and implementing killer Search-Based Applications in a practical way.
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Breaking the Enterprise Search Immaturity Cycle: Consumerizing Enterprise Search to Achieve Return on Value

Modern organizations now manage an increasing number of burgeoning and unwieldy data repositories, both on premise and in the cloud. Organizations which recognize that this information represents a huge corporate asset and which correspondingly seek a means to allow their knowledge workers to leverage this can gain significant competitive advantage.
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IDC Analyst Connection - Unified Information Access: Turning Enterprise Search into a Killer App

In today's world, we are all familiar with search-driven applications that present a unified access point to a variety of structured and unstructured data to help consumers find relevant information. These applications use search technology and apply it within applications targeted for specific tasks and goals in order to provide users with an extraordinary user experience.
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Smarter Search: How DLA Piper Drives Efficiency with Search Based Applications

Faced with information management and search challenges, leading law firm DLA Piper enhanced the efficiency of search for information firm-wide; reduced the number of silos that made it hard for their staff to have a single view of content; and built a search-based application that enhanced document management and sharing.
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Agile Taxonomies: A Sensible Approach to Organizing, Tagging & Searching Unstructured Information in the Enterprise

Taxonomies are a natural way to organize information. The human brain thinks in taxonomies and we can leverage that tendency to make it easier to find enterprise information. This document describes an agile approach to organizing unstructured enterprise content. Once you have added structure to unstructured data it is much easier to navigate and search.
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IDC Whitepaper

IDC Technology Spotlight - Agile Information Integration Using Federated Search

Information access is increasingly at a crossroads today. Organizations are drowning in information, yet much of it is locked up in application silos. Many end users have dozens of application windows open on their desktop, hoping to uncover that key piece of information needed to process a claim or make a key decision. A unified view of an organization's information is increasingly essential, especially if it takes into account both internal and external content.
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The State of Enterprise Search: Part I

BA Insight recently hosted a roundtable moderated by SharePoint expert Mike Himelstein, and panelists: Martin White Managing Director of Intranet Focus and Chair of Enterprise Search Europe Conference; David Schubmehl Research Director for IDC; and Jeff Fried CTO of BA Insight.
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The State of Enterprise Search: Part II

In this second part of a conversation BA Insight held with a panel of experts in the field of enterprise search, our panel discussed what makes a search project fail or succeed, trends shaping enterprise search, and the future state of search. We sat down with thought leaders in the industry: Dave Schubmehl, Research Director for Search and Content Analytics at IDC; Martin White, Search Expert and Author, and our CTO Jeff Fried, speaker and author on all things search and former VP of Product Management for Microsoft FAST.
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