IBM Combines Collaboration and Search

Jun 29, 2007


IBM has introduced enterprise search software designed to allow users to search intranet portals, databases, public Web sites, and file systems to obtain results highly-relevant to their individual needs. The new version of IBM’s OmniFind Enterprise Edition search software provides a dashboard for enterprise search, discovery, and analysis for IBM Lotus Domino environments. Also announced today are new security and search capabilities for WebSphere clients.

Using a single search interface to provide full-text indexing and search of Domino databases, users can find and access information stored in IBM Lotus Document Manager, IBM Lotus Quickr and in IBM Lotus QuickPlace documents, as well as other enterprise information from applications, repositories and shared files from across an organization. New Web 2.0 features in the OmniFind Enterprise Edition administrative console make it easy to customize the search application and preview changes immediately.

With extensive server-side support for Lotus Domino, the new software enhances search and sharing of business-critical information like collaborative documents, presentations, specifications and other files. IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition indexes all Lotus Domino fields including attachments, as well as fielded search. It also understands the structure of Lotus Notes databases and comes with pre-built support for Lotus Quickr, Lotus QuickPlace and Domino.Doc databases, Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Exchange as well as the ability to crawl IBM Workplace Web Content Management.

Additionally, the software provides scalable and secure enterprise search directly from within IBM WebSphere Portal. This provides WebSphere Portal clients the ability to scale to millions of documents and provides secure search of non-Web enterprise content sources. It also allows WebSphere Portal clients to conduct searches through the familiar WebSphere Search Center portlet or the OmniFind portlet directly through WebSphere Portal using native security.