Most enterprises have to wrangle countless data buckets, some of which inevitably become underused or forgotten. A Forrester survey found that between 60% and 73% of all data within corporations is never analyzed for insights or larger trends. The opportunity cost of this unused data is substantial, with a Veritas report pegging it $3.3 trillion by 2020 if the current trend holds. That’s perhaps why the corporate sector has taken an interest in cognitive search and robotic process automation products that ingest, understand, organize, and act on digital content from multiple digital sources.
Building on that trend, Microsoft today previewed improvements coming to Microsoft Search and Project Cortex — two enterprise search platforms powered by AI — and announced the public preview of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop. In addition to powering new Microsoft Teams and Windows experiences, Microsoft Search will expand its reach across first- and third-party services to include