As reported in aMarket IQlast year, Enterprise Search, as part of a findability strategy, is a paramount concern for many knowledge workers. The ability and rate with which organizations are amassing content has left many corporate users frustrated and mumbling, “If only we knew what we know”, referring to an inability to retrieve and glean value from captured content.
But the same technologies that allow enterprises to amass content are moving downstream to the personal user. In a recentarticle in FAST Company, holographic memory was introduced, technology which will store 1 terabyte of content (about 61 billion books) on a standard disc, you know one that you might just pop into your laptop. Now also consider that theKindle, a “simple book reader”, allows you to carry around approximately 1500 books – quite a “personal library.” Using Twitter you can be bombarded with the thougts, ramblings and perhaps deep meaningful insights of literally thousands of people, on a continuous basis.
Personal and highly portable content collections have reached unfathomable heights, and will only increase as our ability to send, capture and store at the personal level increases.