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How your automotive e-commerce site can compete with Amazon

Bring Google and Amazon-like features to your e-commerce website in order to compete. According to CNBC, while other areas of the economy add payroll, retail “is one of just two industries that have lost jobs over the last few years.”  This reduction in jobs is the resulting outcome of consumers shifts focusing on online convivence and a focus on lower prices.  …

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Cognitive Search and User Intent

What’s in-between your users and a great experience is a search box. – Michael Cizmar Cognitive Search – The Forrester Wave update Last week, Forrester released “The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search, Q2 2019.”  Released initially in 2017; this report validates technology vendors across a variety of categories including market presence, strategy, and their current offerings …

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AI Improves User Experience for Aftermarket Auto Parts

The Aftermarket is e-Commerce Recently, Hedges and Company reported that auto parts sales directly influenced by digital and e-commerce will increase to $152 billion by 2021.  Modern e-commerce is more than just having a storefront is all about search.  Industry research is suggesting that there are at least 70 million aftermarket products searches every month …

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What Next? From Search to an Insight Engine

Insight Engines are emergent leading you to the next best action. Moving on from Enterprise Search to Insight Engines Enterprise search is a term used to describe a mature technology sector that focuses on indexing content from many business knowledge repositories (File Shares, Salesforce, ServiceNow) and making it securely retrievable within an organization.  There have …

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Reflecting on 2018

Reflecting & Looking forward – Insight Engines adoption drives growth

A quick update: Insight Engines propel MC+A’s > 100% YOY Services Growth. Starting in 2016, MC+A began the transition from the Google Search Appliance to the next generation of search-related technologies.  Gartner classified this combination of search ingestion and machine learning technologies as “Insight Engines” in their Magic Quadrant report as a search platform that …

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GSA Migration Field mapping

GSA Replacement Pro Tip: You Should be Mapping Fields

Why Field Mapping? The Google Search Appliance was effectively schemaless and required no mapping of content source fields and metadata to an internal schema. The schema-less design is in complete contrast to every other search index. Through the many migrations that we’ve performed in the past year, we’ve noticed an emergent pattern where our customers …

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GSA Bridge for Google Search Appliance Replacement

Why We Built a Bridge for the Google Search Appliance Replacement

Lift and Shift as a method for GSA replacement In the two years since the announcement of the Google Search Appliance end of life and sales wind down, we have seen three trends arise from prospects and customers that we talk to that are consistent across industry verticals and business units: The desired to delay …

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Google Search Appliance replacement

Replacing Google Search Appliance – What Every Customer Needs to Know

MC+A welcomes Daniel Cadoch from our partner Coveo for a guest blog post. By: Daniel Cadoch (@DanCadoch) Replacing your Google Search Appliance does not need to induce panic. Yes, we’re less than 18 months away from its sunsetting – but there is still time to identify your options, select your replacement and deploy it to …

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