Search Tools Product Report
Northern Light (SinglePoint) Search
History: Acquired by divine: January 16, 2001, Re-acquired by former CEO
David Seuss at the divine bankruptcy auction, April 2003 with plans to develop
and market the technology.
(Remote Search Service)
(custom information portal service)
(search features for Oracle 9i Portals)
Platform: Internet-accessible servers and Intranets via VPN or HTTPS
Price: contact company
Articles & Reviews
- Seuss Hopes
Northern Light will Rise and Shine Information Today, June 2, 2003
by Paula Hane
Information from former Northern Light CEO David Seuss about his re-purchase
of the search technology at the divine bankruptcy auction, background information
about the NL's earlier struggles and business difficulties.
Light rescued from bankruptcy Boston Business Journal, May 23, 2003
by Mark Hollmer
Story of the reacquisition and quotes from CEO David Seuss. The purchase price,
$81,000 is a fraction of the January 2002 acquisition price of at least $12
of Northern Light? Only Time Will Tell Resource Shelf, May 23, 2003
by Gary Price
Former CEO David Seuss purchased the name and search technology at the divine
bankruptcy auction. Press releases indicate that remaining technology customers
will be supported and the enterprise search product finally released. The
webwide search engine may return as well.
Northern Light executives will join divine, and the search engine software,
featuring the classification and taxonomy functions, is specifically mentioned.
Includes a quote from Susan Feldman of IDC:
... By closely integrating search and content management with a collection
of high-quality information sources, divine offers enterprises a single point
of entry into both their internal information sources and the external ones
that are strategically necessary to their survival. Integrated solutions enable
an enterprise to develop an integrated information strategy based on the particular
needs and processes of their organization. Workflow, categorization, tagging,
publishing, search, and information analysis can now become one seamless process
that builds a strong foundation for knowledge work...
Eye on the Competition: The SinglePoint portal collects and organizes corporate
content Knowledge Management; May, 2001 by Peter Ruber
Describes the SinglePoint portal service, concentrating on the competitive
intelligence and outsourcing business model aspects.
Light: A New Model for the Enterprise Information Portal IDC; April
2001 by Susan Feldman, cost: $1,500 USD plus tax.
(also available for
free by request
through Northern Light)
Describes the nature of enterprise information systems, including enterprise
user characteristics, special vocabulary issues, diversity of documents,
relevance ranking complexity, information filtering and altering, categorization
of related topics, usability and interface features, flexibility of all
these features, administration tools and maintenance, security, scalability
and integration. Summarizes the state of the EIP market, and describes how
Northern Light provides the features described above. Recommends the Northern
Light model of ASP/outsourcing as a good alternative to in-house development.
deals open portals to content eWeek; December 20, 2000 by Grant DuBois
Covers the SinglePoint portal and Oracle alliance, with a quote from a happy
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