Enterprises looking to manage, organize and search wide varieties of content inside and outside their organizations will drive worldwide information access with search technology total software revenue to exceed $728 million in 2007, up 15 percent from $633 million in 2006, according to Gartner, Inc. This market is growing as companies want search technology that is transparent and easily understandable by users.

"Enterprise information access technologies are maturing and now offer better indexing, querying, presentation and drill down of results," said Tom Eid, research vice president at Gartner. "However, the real value of information access technologies is in the up-front and ongoing efforts needed to establish effective taxonomies, to index, and to classify content of all kinds that must be accessed. By itself, the search function has limited value."

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