The future of Search is vertical. Horizontal search engines like Google and Bing can provide only broad popularity-based results. But how do we quickly find specifics? At TAB we are exploring vertical search solutions that provided tailored search experiences. This is the future of search. Already we are seeing new services in vertical search crop up on the Internet. As the market advances these solutions will become increasingly significant. At TAB, we believe the Semantic Web will ultimately find it's fruition is just these sorts of specialized search applications. And TAB is positioning itself to be right in the middle of the market.
The objective Modular Computer Architecture (MCA) is the creation of small independent compute modules for specific information processing tasks of communication, storage and computation. These modules automatically interface together to create larger more powerful systems. In essence, MCA seeks to turn the every day PC inside-out. By combining various modules it would be possible to build anything from a simple personal workstations to a clustered super-computer, using the same components. The market is already drifting in this direction with rising popularity of smartphones and IoT.
Why is the paperless office always just out of reach? The dream of the paperless office has long been sought, but the technologies that would make it possible have yet to reach critical mass or, in many cases, have simply not been invented yet. With a keen eye on office automation TAB is actively researching information management solutions for a paperless future. We beleive the cure lies in more capable and open document standards, and user-oriented tools to simplify their createion and disimination.
The Stack is the term developers give to the set of technologies they cobble together to create applications and services. The typical stack encompases an operating system, a file sysgtem, a database, multiple programming languages, libraries, frameworks and a variety of life-cycle tools that developers must master to perfect their craft. Like the rest of the Information Technology sector, these stacks have become relatively large and unwieldy. TAB is researching ways to simplify the stack to make developers and sysops more productive.