Vivisimo Powers Search to More Than 4,000 Employees at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

April 21, 2009

Velocity Provides Unified Search across APL’s Mission-Critical Expertise and Content Repositories

PITTSBURGH, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, today announced it has been selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to provide its 4,500 employees a unified search tool for content, project and expertise information across its many internal applications.

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The award-winning Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform will augment and in some cases replace multiple, disparate existing search solutions and provide a single search interface for researchers, engineers, professional staff and executive management. Vivisimo Velocity will securely expose valuable business information across three broad categories — people expertise, program/project sponsor data and organizational capabilities — while respecting each user’s role and permissions.

Velocity will search multiple data sources — including Microsoft SharePoint, Open Text Livelink, Confluence Wiki, intranet pages and other internal repositories. In addition to presenting topical clusters, categories and the spotlighting of key information, Velocity will also expose staff and organizational expertise — enabling users to search for certain project, sponsor or technical capabilities that may be difficult to find with APL’s current search technologies.

“Velocity is designed to improve productivity and increase overall search efficiencies by giving our employees the ability to find and discover the relevant information and knowledge they need to be successful,” says Virgie Baskerville, APL Enterprise Search Project Manager.

“The Johns Hopkins University joins a long and impressive list of government and higher education customers who rely on Velocity to search across multi-content repositories to find critical information,” said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO of Vivisimo. “We are very pleased that the Johns Hopkins University has entrusted Velocity for its mission-critical search needs and believe today’s announcement is yet another validation of our award-winning technology and leadership.”

The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world’s premier research universities, Johns Hopkins, and works on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation’s vision in research and space science, with an annual funding level of about $700M. The Applied Physics Laboratory has been a major asset to the nation since it was organized to help the war effort in 1942, four months after Pearl Harbor.

About Vivisimo, Inc.

Vivisimo provides enterprises with innovative search solutions that allow end-users to find and take advantage of all appropriate and available information, regardless of source, location or type. Vivisimo’s innovative technology, including social search tools that enable collaboration throughout the enterprise, is delivered with a focus on end-user satisfaction and on application control through easy-to-use interfaces, flexible security management and a modern architecture that enables quick deployment. Vivisimo products are available for standalone search applications or as OEM versions embedded as critical search technology within partner applications and solutions. Vivisimo serves its global clients from headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA, and partners throughout the world. Visit Vivisimo.com and our [Search Done Right(TM)] blog.

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