Enterprise Search Adoption Slowed by Security Concerns
In asking why enterprise search wasn’t available in organizations, the survey also revealed that 28 percent felt that it was too expensive.Just 38 percent of IT departments have invested in or plan to invest in enterprise search capabilities for a range of reasons topped by security concerns, according to a report from enterprise data solutions provider Varonis. The survey of more than 300 enterprise IT security professionals revealed the additional obstacles to enterprise search adoption were accuracy of the results (36 percent), user adoption (29 percent) and the ability of solutions to scale enough to index all the data (24 percent). "Given the reliance consumers have on Web search and the value we all derive from it, one might think that the power to easily find business documents would be equally compelling for enterprises. But there are clearly obstacles that past approaches have failed to overcome," David Gibson, vice president of marketing at Varonis, said in a statement. More than 60 percent of the sample has had difficulty in tracking down one or more documents per week using conventional methods—command line searches or file explorer tools.
In asking why enterprise search wasn’t available in organizations, the survey revealed that 28 percent felt that it was too expensive, 15 percent saw it as difficult to deploy and another 15 percent said that native search is good enough.