Google OneBox

Google OneBox is mentioned a lot on the blogs today:
The idea of integrating your BI systems with Enterprise Search seems quite topical (see also what Cognos are up to and I’m sure it would be very easy to integrate Analysis Services and Reporting Services in the same way. But I can’t help but think that this idea ranks along with English Query in the nifty-but-of-no-practical-use stakes. If you’re a consumer of BI reports or tools, are you really going to want to access them via a search interface? I think not.

2 responses

  1. I think not right now, but perhaps I will in the future. Microsoft is working on an enterprise search tool too and I guess it\’s going to be integrated with Sharepoint and Office, so if You use MS platform You\’ll end up using it. Have you tried desktop search tools? I can\’t live without MSN Search 🙂

  2. I agree.  I wrote something similar in my own Computerworld Blog.  I think Google is genius…for some things.  For Business Intelligence?  Maybe not so much. 

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