When someone is trying to find information, they simply type keywords or phrases into Google, and its algorithm somehow knows exactly what the user meant by “actress that plays a funny spy.” Google brings up Melissa McCarthy. It just knows.
If only searching for work files were that easy. In this case, trying to draw to mind the “actress that plays a funny spy” might instead be those metrics from the quarterly client meeting. But was it a document, an infographic or something else? And is it stored on the computer’s hard drive or a cloud storage platform?
Professionals spend an average of 18 minutes searching for a file, according to a Gartner study. Employees click themselves into the dark hole that is their company’s cloud storage platform, or even worse, probing through multiple platforms, searching for keywords with no success.
Digitile solves all of that.
Digitile is a smart and easy-to-use search engine that quickly finds user’s files across Google Drive, Dropbox and One Drive. It employs a comprehensive file search technology to combine key words, natural language, hashtags and image recognition to make all cloud storage platforms feel and look the same, creating a seamless search experience. It’s like Google for work.
Google co-founder Larry Page described the perfect search engine as understanding exactly what the user means and giving desired results. Google ranking systems sort through hundreds of billions of webpages in the search index to provide useful and relevant results in a fraction of a second. Digitile generates its own tag filing system through artificial intelligence, natural language processing and image recognition to aid a quick discovery. Filters are used to narrow search results and get users to their intended content painlessly.
When trying to find a topic or location on social media, users search hashtags. Hashtags are a digital filing system making it possible for others to easily find messages with a specific theme or content. For example, if a user in Phoenix wants to find a new restaurant to visit tonight, he or she might search #phxfoodie or #phoenixfood. This is a general topic that will yield many results, but all within the desired subject.
In the professional world, tagging helps to categorize company files and documents, affording searching ease. Digitile borrows this logic and applies it to its search algorithm. When coworkers upload files to the cloud, they may add tags to the document to categorize it in addition to the software generated tags. They have the ability to search hashtags to find relevant content to their query. For example, when searching for those quarterly metrics, an employee of a technology company might search topical hashtags such as #technology or #software in addition to #metrics or #report.
Instead of the average eight attempts to find the right document or information, Digitile searches across multiple cloud storage platforms, simplifying the search process for employees, and saving time and money. According to an IDC report, companies lose about $19,000 a year per employee on time spent searching for documents in cloud storage platforms. For a 100-person company that’s $1,900,000. An annual software-as-a-subscription to Digitile costs $12,000 and would save this company $1,888,000.
In an increasingly visual communication world, employees need to see the file to remember exactly what the content was. No one remembers file names or dates. Similar to Instagram or Google Images, Digitile displays files in a tile-like organization, showing the employee exactly what he or she is looking at before opening the file. There is page-by-page viewing, saving employees time as they make sure this file is what they were searching for or maybe just to check on something.
Google changed the world for accessing information on the web, so why can’t we change the way we access information at work? This is what Digitile is accomplishing with its smart file search engine. Someday, you may hear the following conversation – Employee one: “where did I put the quarterly report for Q1 2018?” Employee two: “I don’t know, Digitile it!”