Ever since Google launched the search appliance, there has been a lot of noise about the convergence of business intelligence and search. Though the business drivers are quite clear, BI search is still an evolving market. I would say search and information management are two sides of the same coin. They converge where unstructured data meets with structured data, which then flows into how information is managed.
Analyst research has shown that more than 80 percent of all business data remains unstructured. This includes both data from sources such as physical papers, scanned documents, audio recordings, videos and text from Word, PowerPoint, emails, blogs, etc. As the awareness and usefulness of BI search increases in market, the misconceptions are rapidly being built. Here, I disprove some of the misconceptions associated with BI search.
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