The Pros And Cons Of Traditional Web Search Engines

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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