Oslo, Norway (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Powerful Enterprise Search Solution Provides SuperPages.com
Visitors the Most Relevant Web Information by Geographic Location
Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of
enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, today
announced that Verizon Information Services has deployed FAST
AdVisor(TM) to enhance the search capabilities of Verizon
SuperPages.com's expanded site, http://www.superpages.com.
FAST AdVisor gives SuperPages.com visitors the most relevant
search results from a wide variety of structured and unstructured
content, and delivers an end-to-end shopping experience that general
search sites simply can't match. With FAST AdVisor, users now can
quickly research products and services online to aid in deciding on a
purchase. If a consumer searches for "digital cameras" using
SuperPages.com's Web search tab, FAST AdVisor provides general
information about various cameras and where to buy them.
"FAST provides us with a strong, flexible search solution," said
Eric Chandler, vice president - e-commerce marketing for Verizon
SuperPages.com. "FAST's technology augments SuperPages.com's search
capabilities and enables us to greatly enhance the user experience."
Based on the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)), FAST
AdVisor helps maximize revenue by exploiting search as a key and
dynamic core capability for generating business. It provides
organizations such as Verizon Information Services with a flexible
and powerful relevancy framework that allows them meet their business
"FAST's enterprise search technology is enabling Verizon
SuperPages.com to offer its visitors an easy way to find relevant
information on products and services from the Web without jumping
from site to site. The flexibility of FAST's search technology will
also allow SuperPages.com to further expand its search capabilities
as the number of people using the service continues to grow,"
commented John M. Lervik, FAST's chief executive officer.
"SuperPages.com's selection of FAST AdVisor validates our approach to
providing the industry's premier enterprise search solution for the
widest variety of applications."
FAST has transformed enterprise search from a powerful, yet
narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and
tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and FAST's
portfolio of solutions and Search Derivative Applications (SDAs)
supply a complete information retrieval solution ideal for a growing
number of key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce
and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences;
Media and Publishing; and Telecom. For FAST, the search never stops.
FAST creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions
that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with
the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable
integrated technology platform elevates the search capabilities of
enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information
they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces
total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure.
FAST's powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by a
wide range of global customers and partners, including AT&T, Cardinal
Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Fidelity
Investments, Findexa, FirstGov.gov (GSA), IBM, Knight Ridder,
LexisNexis, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Tenet
Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio
(Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.
FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the
ticker symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group
operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, and
Japan. Additionally, the FAST Group has business partners and
customers in a number of other locations, such as Brazil, Canada and
Australia. For further information about FAST, please visit
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of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. All rights reserved. FAST disclaims
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