BOSTON and LEIDEN, The Netherlands -- Enterprise search vendors have spent much of the past year digesting acquisitions and stabilizing their offerings, according to new research from CMS Watch, an independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies. While in the past, search and information access technology buyers faced vendors and technology both undergoing rapid change, the choices are now more stable.
"Stability in the search technology market hasnt brought about serious consolidation, but we've finally arrived at a point where there's plenty of easy-to-install and relatively well-performing solutions," points out Adriaan Bloem, Analyst for The Search & Information Access Report 2009. "In our 2009 Cross-Check(tm) chart, many vendors moved into the 'Balance' sector or migrated to the quieter, bottom-left of the chart. But enterprises in need of search technology still have a wealth of choices -- in some cases, several from the same vendor."