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Weekly News Digest

March 13, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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IBM Upgrades Enterprise Search Software

IBM ( introduced a new version of its OmniFind enterprise search software, IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition 8.5, which brings together information access capabilities like taxonomy, classification, and content analytics to provide more meaningful results. It addresses the need to tap both social software and traditional enterprise search of data such as email, voice recordings, manuals, customer service reports, images, videos, blogs, and podcasts.

The enhancements are designed to help customers rapidly gain insight and value from their business information, which is the aim of IBM’s cross-company Information on Demand strategy. The company says that the OmniFind advancements make it the industry’s first enterprise search engine to support the latest Lotus collaboration and social software, allowing early adopters of Lotus tools, such as Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections, to further improve productivity, business networking, and knowledge sharing.

The new version also includes an easy-to-use interface that refines and graphically displays relevant search results; full global language support for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; and support for the latest versions of Red Hat Linux, Windows Server, IBM FileNet Enterprise Content Management software, and the IBM Lotus Collaboration Suite.

In addition to delivering extensive enterprise search and information access capabilities, OmniFind Enterprise Edition also serves as a platform for semantic search and content analytics solutions such as entity analytics, sentiment analysis, threat analysis, and global name recognition, which are designed to help customers address industry-specific information management challenges. These solutions, combined with OmniFind Enterprise Edition, help organizations uncover new insights, patterns, and trends in text-based information that can be used to manage risk, reduce costs, and maximize customer service opportunities.

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