“Microsoft has promised to make enterprise search cost effective under a roadmap outlined today, having splashed out $1.3bn on FAST Search and Transfer a year ago.
The company’s roadmap will see high-end search from FAST integrated with its SharePoint family, covering portal, content management, and business information.”
Even through FAST was acquired by Microsoft last year, not sure if this purchase was that wise as FAST was last year accused of accounting fraud in its home country of Norway, with the company restating its 2006 and 2007 earnings and former chief executive turned vice president of Microsoft’s search group John Lervik has now left Microsoft citing personal reasons for his departure.
Obvious the financial statements weren’t properly searched!!