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I spent the morning at Google’s New York campus learning more about Enterprise search. It’s a pet project of mine (as yet unfunded) to bring search to the newspaper’s various silos of knowledge — including the company’s facebook, intranets, wikis, blogs and many repositories. Each may have it’s own navigable structure and local search but across the enterprise there’s insufficient structure to know where to find every nugget of information — everything is miscellaneous and much of it is lost in plain sight.
Will the luck of the Irish finally smile on my search project?
Caption: In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day both Google and YouTube (a Google acquisition) went green today …
Suggested follow up: Google videos on Everything is Miscellaneous, Enterprise Search, Google Search Appliance – Universal Search for Your Business, Google Search Appliance: New Features and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder a book by David Weinberger
The joy of finding out your can log onto your company’s wireless network may be short lived if you discover you’re now trapped inside their firewall. You’ll likely be able to browse the internet but you’ll probably not be able to send nor clear your external email using the iPhone’s Mail application.
You could ask your networking people to open up the appropriate ports, but let’s get serious here — they shut them down for security reasons in the first place.
On the up side, you’ll be able to clear your company’s internal email and browse your intranet — without having to VPN in!
So how might you work around this? You could consider trying to tunnel out of your company’s network by subscribing to a personal VPN service like witopia.net — something I thought of doing but did not try. Of course you’ll need your networking people to open some ports, of the less vulnerable kind, which hopefully they may be inclined to do for you. Witopia’s very responsive support people say it’s an iffy endeavor: It works for some and not for others. With their full money back guarantee it may be worth testing.