AltaVista Search Software to Help Companies Cash in on Information Assets

Search Seminars to Showcase how Businesses can Improve Productivity Through

Search Technology



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from AltaVista Company

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- AltaVista, the leading search
 company, today announced it will host a series of free search seminars in
 April to help companies take advantage of existing information assets and
 raise employee productivity through improved search functionality in business
 critical functions, such as customer service and sales. Designed for Fortune
 1000, eCommerce and portal companies, the seminars will provide detailed
 knowledge of how search solutions can tap large volumes of data in various
 formats and create accessible, useful information that can create or extend a
 competitive advantage.
     Seminars will feature AltaVista's chief scientist Dr. Andrei Broder.
 Titled "Enterprise Search Architectures: The Secret Weapon to Reclaim the Lost
 $31 Billion," the seminars will be held the following dates and in these
 locations:
 
     -- April 17 -- Boston:  Copley Place Westin
     -- April 18 -- New York City:  Marriott East
     -- April 19 -- Washington DC:  Hilton Dulles Airport
     -- April 24 -- Silicon Valley:  Santa Clara Hilton
     -- April 25 -- Los Angeles:  Marriott Downtown LA
 
     To register, please visit
 http://solutions.altavista.com/seminar/registration.html .
     In recent years, the growing volume of business information has created
 problems for companies as employees struggle to find specific information
 hidden within their intranets, extranets, applications and personal computers.
 As a result, IDC Research predicts that Fortune 500 companies will lose
 $31.5 billion by 2003 due to duplicated work combined with an inability for
 employees to find the information they need to succeed at their jobs.
     "The explosion of unstructured information has given rise to the
 enterprise search architecture -- a distributed, integrated system that
 provides real-time tracking of information across all storage systems and
 applications," said Phil Rugani, executive vice president, AltaVista Search
 Software. "If companies have a unified view of their information assets, they
 may be able to significantly boost productivity and gain a competitive
 advantage through higher labor efficiencies and faster customer service."
     AltaVista's free seminars will offer insight into best practices for
 implementing search technologies that allow for real-time tracking of
 enterprise-wide information. Additionally, AltaVista scientists presenting at
 the seminars will address key research developments in peer-to-peer and
 natural language processing search technology.
     For more information on AltaVista's Enterprise Search Architecture
 seminars or to register please visit
 http://solutions.altavista.com/seminar/registration.html .
 
     About AltaVista Search Software
     AltaVista Search Software provides industry-leading AltaVista search
 engine products and hosted services to global enterprises, e-commerce
 companies and portals. AltaVista search technology is one of the fastest
 -- most reliable and scalable search tools for online businesses and winner of
 the PC Magazine Technical Innovation Award for Best Network Application.
     AltaVista Company is the leading global Internet search engine. Building
 on its strong search heritage and patented technology, AltaVista unlocks the
 full potential of the Internet for web users and provides knowledge management
 technology for global enterprises.
     Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., AltaVista is a majority owned
 operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CMGI).
     AltaVista is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Shopping.com is a trademark of AltaVista Company or its affiliates. Product
 names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
 respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE AltaVista Company
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- AltaVista, the leading search
 company, today announced it will host a series of free search seminars in
 April to help companies take advantage of existing information assets and
 raise employee productivity through improved search functionality in business
 critical functions, such as customer service and sales. Designed for Fortune
 1000, eCommerce and portal companies, the seminars will provide detailed
 knowledge of how search solutions can tap large volumes of data in various
 formats and create accessible, useful information that can create or extend a
 competitive advantage.
     Seminars will feature AltaVista's chief scientist Dr. Andrei Broder.
 Titled "Enterprise Search Architectures: The Secret Weapon to Reclaim the Lost
 $31 Billion," the seminars will be held the following dates and in these
 locations:
 
     -- April 17 -- Boston:  Copley Place Westin
     -- April 18 -- New York City:  Marriott East
     -- April 19 -- Washington DC:  Hilton Dulles Airport
     -- April 24 -- Silicon Valley:  Santa Clara Hilton
     -- April 25 -- Los Angeles:  Marriott Downtown LA
 
     To register, please visit
 http://solutions.altavista.com/seminar/registration.html .
     In recent years, the growing volume of business information has created
 problems for companies as employees struggle to find specific information
 hidden within their intranets, extranets, applications and personal computers.
 As a result, IDC Research predicts that Fortune 500 companies will lose
 $31.5 billion by 2003 due to duplicated work combined with an inability for
 employees to find the information they need to succeed at their jobs.
     "The explosion of unstructured information has given rise to the
 enterprise search architecture -- a distributed, integrated system that
 provides real-time tracking of information across all storage systems and
 applications," said Phil Rugani, executive vice president, AltaVista Search
 Software. "If companies have a unified view of their information assets, they
 may be able to significantly boost productivity and gain a competitive
 advantage through higher labor efficiencies and faster customer service."
     AltaVista's free seminars will offer insight into best practices for
 implementing search technologies that allow for real-time tracking of
 enterprise-wide information. Additionally, AltaVista scientists presenting at
 the seminars will address key research developments in peer-to-peer and
 natural language processing search technology.
     For more information on AltaVista's Enterprise Search Architecture
 seminars or to register please visit
 http://solutions.altavista.com/seminar/registration.html .
 
     About AltaVista Search Software
     AltaVista Search Software provides industry-leading AltaVista search
 engine products and hosted services to global enterprises, e-commerce
 companies and portals. AltaVista search technology is one of the fastest
 -- most reliable and scalable search tools for online businesses and winner of
 the PC Magazine Technical Innovation Award for Best Network Application.
     AltaVista Company is the leading global Internet search engine. Building
 on its strong search heritage and patented technology, AltaVista unlocks the
 full potential of the Internet for web users and provides knowledge management
 technology for global enterprises.
     Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., AltaVista is a majority owned
 operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CMGI).
     AltaVista is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Shopping.com is a trademark of AltaVista Company or its affiliates. Product
 names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
 respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  AltaVista Company