What the Heck is Yammer?

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What the Heck is Yammer?

It will be interesting to see how the Microsoft acquisition of Yammer in June will eventually impact the social networking functionality. In the new release (without Yammer) the interface and functionality has been radically improved. From our standpoint there are several integration points with our technology that can add value to features in Yammer as the products are integrated. Where we add value is in the ‘keyword monitoring’ that sends alerts when certain words are used, which we already do to identify confidential information. ‘Full text search’ is available, but like most search applications it is based on keywords and cannot retrieve concepts. ‘Instant type ahead’ suggests search terms as you type your query, and results are categorized by people, groups, files, pages, topics, and applications. Another excellent use of our technology to help end users find relevant information more quickly. Finally, ‘universal search’ is also available which enables search across existing business applications, such as SAP, Salesforce.com, SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics. Again, we retrieve concepts not based on keywords or proximity which greatly improves search results.

Guess we have to wait and see what will unfold!