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Vivisimo: Rolling out a Vision

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Vivisimo: Rolling out a Vision

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Vivisimo, which bills itself as "search done right," has been busy churning out enhancements to its flagship Velocity search platform that is working well in the enterprise, government, and mobile environments.

Velocity's single search box lets users drive access to content, whether it's finding and searching for email, documents, databases, or repositories; Vivisimo's signature clustering delivers results by topic or metadata. Enterprise users also choose between having a version installed or adding a hosted application quickly and seamlessly.

The latest Velocity 7.5 release extends the flexibility of search with a host of navigational elements designed to customize search to fit any environment, says Stacy Monarko, product management director. "The added collaboration features can access the content that's there," she says, while ensuring easy adoption for end users. Plus, the personalization and collaboration features even give users global access across multiple languages and a range of devices.

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"There's a certain ROI mystery around search," says Monarko. "We're working with a large information environment where enterprises are searching their own information or reaching out to external content." The growth of the sheer volume of content is not slowing down, she says, with the emergence of social networks, email, and unstructured information being added to the mix. That's why it's important to reduce duplicate efforts in the global environment and eliminate redundant systems. …

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