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The Pros And Cons Of Traditional Web Search Engines

by Naresh Sarwan on June 29, 2010

Johannes C. Scholtes examines the benefits and limitations of traditional web search engines, such as Google, for use within in-house mission-critical applications.

“It is easy to use, fast and the results are often accurate and precise. Google does a phenomenal job keeping up with new information and it is often located quickly on popular sites. The risk is when a brand like “Google” becomes synonymous with “search” because there are varying degrees of search technology.  There are scenarios in which apliances and Internet-based search engines will not get the job done and relying on them for certain mission-critical tasks is a mistake. These limitations do not only apply to Google, but also to other in-house search solutions that are based on or derived from Internet search engine technology.” [Read More]

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