Use Google's Search Appliance "OneBox" modules to integrate enterprise search functionality with your ERP.
By Mike Faust
The concept behind enterprise search functionality is fairly simple. As the name suggests, the goal of implementing enterprise search is to give you a means by which you can search for information that, theoretically at least, exists anywhere throughout your enterprise. This might, for example, be information held in a Microsoft Word document or an Adobe PDF file located somewhere on your corporate LAN or intranet. The real challenge with implementing an enterprise search application is attempting to include information stored in your organization's ERP application. In this article, we'll explore what it takes to implement enterprise search functionality with your ERP.
Lose data, lose your job. Since 93 percent of data-intensive businesses that lose their data go out of business, it's not surprising that data loss is such a big career killer. And it's only natural that we have built a massive infrastructure around preserving data at all costs: raid arrays and tape libraries and snapshot file systems and offsite storage and online storage.... So massive, in fact, that it is collapsing under its own weight.