Vivisimo Makes KMWorld List Again

Vivisimo, a leader in information optimization, was named one of KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter In Knowledge Management.  The recognition marks Vivisimo’s eighth consecutive year on the list. 

“In today’s knowledge economy, Vivisimo does more than simply throw sophisticated technology at its customers, it provides real solutions through inspired planning and execution throughout the entire constituency chain,” says Hugh McKellar, editor in chief of KMWorld. Read all about it right here.

The Week That Was in Pittsburgh’s Technology Scene: 1/11-1/15

Back by popular demand, Techburgher presents the “Week that Was” to keep you up to date on the week’s more interesting developments around Pittsburgh’s tech community. We thought last week was busy…This week has been out of control.

For sure, the biggest news of the week was the sale of  BitArmor to Trustwave. BitArmor was finding some success as Pittsburgh’s top data encryption solutions company. Chicago-based Trustwave is going to integrate BitArmor’s technology into its product line. Terms of these deals are never disclosed. What fun is that? The big thing is that Trustwave is keeping the local office up and running. Let’s see if they continue to hire and remain an important arm to the parent company in Chicago. So congratulations to BitArmor! If you want to learn more about the deal, click here.

Vivismo, considered the top dog in enterprise search, keeps turning up the heat on the competition. The Squirrel Hill-based outfit installed its Velocity Search Platform with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. Through this deployment, Velocity is powering search across its corporate-wide intranet and its customers, indexing up to two petabytes of data for more than 50,000 users.

If you watched the BCS National Championship Game between the University of Alabama and the University of Texas on Jan. 7, Pittsburgh-based DVSport ‘s DVSport HD Replay ™ system was in full effect providing replays. DVSport has carved out a niche for itself as a provider of state-of-the-art standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) sports replay technology. HD Replay is a coordinated effort that mirrors the broadcast workflow with the selection of camera angles, production and timing of replays to give the replay official “indisputable video evidence” to confirm or overturn a call.

Last, but not least, The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio Show(TM) will now be broadcast on KQV 1410 AM starting Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Sunday at 8 a.m. Tune in to TechVibe every other weekend and download podcasts from

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Airbus Lifts Off Vivisimo Velocity to Provide More than 50,000 Users the Power of Search

Vivisimo, a Pittsburgh-based leader in enterprise search, installed its Velocity Search Platform with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. Through this deployment, Velocity is powering search across its corporate-wide intranet and its customers, indexing up to two petabytes of data for more than 50,000 users.

“Our installation with Airbus is a testament of Velocity’s flexibility in deployment and our commitment to work through a highly-complex infrastructure with many data repositories, while respecting the company’s various security parameters,” said John Kealey, CEO of Vivisimo. “Velocity was up to the challenge and we are thrilled with the value it has already shown Airbus users in terms of increasing processes and productivity through the power of search.”

In less than one month since the completed installation of Velocity, search has become the fastest growing application on the customer portal (AirbusWorld) homepage in terms of usage, which has resulted in increased page views. Through the portal site, end-users are now able to search multiple depositories of data available on-line, and leverage innovative search features such as clustering, to find relevant information through an intuitive, business oriented and user-friendly navigation.

The capacity to refine results with Airbus business oriented criteria has become a value add for its end-users. Internally, Airbus support engineers can now use a dedicated release of Velocity to retrieve any relevant information with a 360-degree view around a topic. The search engine improves the speed and accuracy to answer customer queries.

Vivisimo Executive Chairman Invited to the White House to Participate on the Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth

Vivisimo, a leader in enterprise search, today announced that the Obama Administration has invited Vivisimo’s cofounder and executive chairman, Raul Valdes-Perez, to participate on the Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth on Thursday, December 3rd at The White House.  

The forum, announced in November, will be an opportunity for the President and the economic team to hear from some of the best and brightest CEOs, small business owners, and financial experts about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work.

“It’s an honor to be invited to such an important event in our time and be in the company of so many bright minds sharing the same goal,” said Valdes-Perez.  “We face a tremendous challenge of getting the economy back on track but with fresh ideas and an open mind, I am confident we can collectively make a difference.  I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in changing the tide of employment and look forward to an historic event.”

Dr. Valdes-Perez served as Vivisimo’s CEO since co-founding it in June 2000 until June 2009, when he became executive chairman of its board of directors.  During his tenure as CEO, he received several awards and honors for his work and contributions to enterprise search, including a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (North Central Region).  Over his career, he has been the recipient of seven research grants from the National Science Foundation.

Vivisimo’s Velocity Wins Proctor & Gamble KMWorld Award

Vivisimo, a leader in enterprise search,  announced that Procter & Gamble has won the KMWorld Reality award for demonstrating knowledge management leadership with its successful deployment and use of the award-winning Velocity Enterprise Search platform.

Through its deployment of the Vivisimo Enterprise Search Platform, P&G users have reduced the time spent searching for documents and increased overall productivity. Additionally, P&G users have increased knowledge sharing by using search as a new means of collaborating. Through a single search interface, users now have the ability to locate experts within their organization to connect with and share knowledge.

“Today’s award is another validation of our decision to choose Velocity to power our search needs,” said Bud Miyahara, Section Manager, P&G. “With the aid of Velocity, we have improved the user satisfaction of our search offering and have been able to deliver key business search needs. Velocity has also given us the ability to deliver future search capability with little worry of technological limitations.”

The award, which recognizes an organization in which knowledge management is a positive reality, was given to P&G during the KMWorld Reality ceremony at the Enterprise Search Summit in San Jose earlier this week.

Read more right here.