SOURCE: Exalead

December 20, 2010 12:09 ET

Media Advisory: Exalead Search-Based Applications Address Three Challenges in Information Access

New Video by Expert Stephen Arnold Explores Evolving User Needs and Explains How Exalead Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology to Solve Customer Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Exalead (http://www.exalead.com), a global provider of search-based applications (SBA) technology, today released a new video that explores the major challenges in current information access technology, as well as explains how the Exalead platform addresses those needs.

The videos feature Stephen Arnold, president of Arnold Information Technology, an organization specializing in electronic publishing, marketing via electronic media, online system engineering, and database design. Arnold is also author and editor of the Beyond Search blog.

In this video about search-based applications and information access, Arnold explains that the three biggest challenges in information access today include:

1. Getting a system in place that meets user needs. Research shows two-thirds of users are dissatisfied with their search and contact processing systems.

2. Adopting a system that fits into employee workflow. The old model of expecting workers to use multiple systems and manually combine them is outdated today.

3. Breaking down barriers in organizations. Workers today need information that is on the Internet and social networking sites, in addition to what is on the company's internal servers.

"Exalead delivers applications that fit seamlessly and smoothly into customer workflows," said Arnold. "When I spoke with Exalead customers I heard only: 'This system works,' 'It's easy to use,' 'It's stable,' and 'I don't have to chase around.'"

Other Resources:
Link to the Arnold's video: http://vimeo.com/18009882
Link to Stephen Arnold's "Beyond Search" blog: http://arnoldit.com/wordpress/
Link to Exalead's blog: http://blog.exalead.com/
Link to product information on Exalead search-based applications: http://www.exalead.com/software/

About Exalead
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is the leading search-based application platform provider to business and government. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, WorldBank and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with its platform, Exalead CloudView™, which uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-used data in the new hybrid enterprise and Web information cloud. CloudView collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications.

Exalead was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in June 2010. Exalead has offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, London, Amsterdam, Milan and Frankfurt.

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