For many companies today, "knowledge workers" constitute the majority of employees. These workers can be financial analysts, IT programmers, marketing managers, or any other employee charged with understanding and working with data. But even the act of finding the right data strips productivity out of many knowledge workers' time. A breakdown appears below:
As depicted above, nearly half of a knowledge worker’s time is non-productive, spent gathering information, converting formats, unsuccessfully searching, or recreating content that already exists. Even the 25% of time spent on successful searching, while productive, represents an inefficiency that can be dramatically reduced. Ineffective access to data leaves knowledge workers spending only 26% of their time on their core task: analysis of information.
The Google Search Appliance provides your organization with a simple, powerful way to let users access business information across systems. Whether it supports your public website visitors as they search for product information or helps your employees increase productivity as they seek internal information, users and IT leaders alike are increasingly choosing the “search box” as an essential source of business information.