Search on a personal system or PC is just as important to the users as an enterprise search across mega data sources. When you need to find your information, the storage source is irrelevant.

The Spotlight feature in OS X is a convenient tool for locating your files, contacts, e-mails, and other information. While this feature’s primary use is for locating user data and resources, it can also be used to find practically any file on the system. This interesting information was brought to our attention on CNET in their article, “Find practically any file in OS X.”

An important part of any search strategy, whether it be enterprise or intranet, is to index the content against a strong taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.