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Recap: What’s Next After Google Search Appliance?

There have been numerous questions posed with the sunset of Google Search Appliance (GSA) at the end of 2018, especially for organizations who depend on the platform for enterprise search and for search functionality on their public-facing websites. Combined with the popularity of cloud-deployed solutions, this presents a unique challenge for organizations looking to replace […]

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5 Reasons Why Nero is the Top Google Search Appliance Alternative

Nero is Perficient’s solution for customers looking for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) replacement. Built on open source technology by Perficient’s experienced enterprise search practice, Nero is positioned as the best product on the market for customers looking to rip and replace the GSA once it goes out of support in 2019. These five reasons […]

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Finding the Optimal Alternative to the Google Search Appliance

Google decided to sunset the Google Search Appliance over the next several years, leaving a gap in the enterprise search space for organizations dependent on it for their public website search and secure internal search. New hardware sales stopped in 2017, license renewals for Google Search Appliance customers phase out in 2018, and support ends […]

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Questions to Consider When Replacing the Google Search Appliance

Are you looking at replacing the Google Search Appliance? With Google’s upcoming sunset of the hardware-based enterprise search product, organizations dependent on it for public website search and secure internal search need to evaluate potential replacements. License renewals end in 2018, leaving customers with limited time to develop a replacement plan going forward. Customers evaluating […]

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GSA Replacement Contenders Have Ignored This Key Use Case

When Google announced the end of the Google Search Appliance (GSA), the other major players in the space rapidly put together their messaging on why their product was the perfect replacement for the GSA. They espoused their cognitive search, machine learning, 360-degree view UIs, etc. The competitive landscape has focused on the large enterprise search […]

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5 Things You Can’t Overlook in an Enterprise Search Migration

Last month I wrote a blog, “7 Tips to Prep for a GSA Sunset”. I had several people reach out and suggest the need for a follow-up article covering areas of focus during an enterprise search migration. After giving it some thought, I came up with a list of less obvious considerations that can make […]

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7 Tips to Prep for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) Sunset

After much back and forth, it seems like the end-of-life for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) will be the end of 2018. Most GSA users have adopted a “plug, play and walk-away” approach for far too long. The GSA will not continue functioning as an unsupported appliance. It will turn off like a light switch […]

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Sayonara! Google Puts On-Site Enterprise Search Option To Bed

  Not long ago, our team published a guide on Google Search for Life Sciences because the Google Search Appliance (GSA) can work wonders for companies in our industry. But we just learned that Google has decided to put that powerful yellow box, designed to sit on-premises, to bed. Let me say that again: Google […]

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Time Well Spent in 2015

The end of 2015 is fast approaching, with December looming just a week away. For most people, December is packed with the hustle and bustle of last-minute gift shopping, or end-of-year projections and budgets for 2016. Often in the sway of all this activity, many are so focused on the approaching New Year that they […]

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Nobody Ever Got Fired For Implementing Google Search Appliance

  You’ve heard that saying before, right? Okay, it’s slightly different than the original one, which refers to IBM (one of our partners, too). But it’s true: to our knowledge, no client has ever regretted their implementation of the Google Search Appliance (GSA) solution. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. We consistently hear positive feedback […]

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There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Intranet Traffic

  In marketing, the amount of traffic to a website, blog, or other digital asset is important. Generally speaking, the more the merrier. It often defines success. What if I were to tell you that the same goes for your Intranet portals? You know, the places you go to search your company’s research papers, clinical […]

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How Many File Formats Can Google Search Appliance Index?

  One of the most common questions we hear from clients is “What file formats can Google Search Appliance (GSA) index?” Since so many people are curious, we decided to share the answer with you in our blog. It goes a little something like this: The number of file formats GSA can index is incredible. […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From July 2015

  Now that August is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in July – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

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Finding All Relevant Documents When A Drug Has Many Names

  Most of us “regular people” refer to pharmaceutical products by their trade name, but that’s not the case among life sciences professionals in research and development departments. In fact, during a product’s lifecycle, chances are it has been referred to by at least four names: a chemical compound, a company code, a generic name, […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2015

  Now that May is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

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Admit It, Finding The SME At Your Organization Ain’t Easy

  How many times have you searched your company’s Intranet portal, or even emailed, instant messaged, or called your colleagues in an effort to find the most suitable person to answer your questions? Maybe they’re in HR or Finance. Or, maybe they’re in Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, or IT. Whatever the case, pinpointing that person […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From March 2015

  Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

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Search. Open. Close. Open. Close. Save Me, Google Search!

  If you look at the numbers, it’s evident that Google is the leader when it comes to web search. There’s no contest. So, it should be no surprise they also happen to be the champion of enterprise search, enabling companies to quickly and accurately scour their multitude of databases all at once across the […]

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Easier FDA Audits With Google Search Appliance

  The U.S. government recently disclosed the amount of time it takes to comply with the FDA’s requirements for the reporting and recordkeeping of human drugs and biologics, related to Investigational New Drug (IND) applications. It probably won’t come as a surprise that it takes an exhausting 22,801,297 total hours. Yes, you read that correctly. 

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Google Search With Salesforce

Brendan Callum, a director and whiz extraordinaire in our Salesforce practice, has a video out about what they did with Google Search and Salesforce. The video doesn’t go into a lot of detail but I find it extremely interesting that an appliance (older trend) searches the cloud (ongoing trend) in a secure fashion.  Of course, […]

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