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Stephen Arnold

Mr. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than 30 years of experience. Stephen has extensive operational and entrepreneurial experience, able to bridge the gap between new ideas and the financial implications of a technology.

He has worked in a broad range of software and online systems since graduating from college. Stephen is the author of six books and over 50 journal articles. In October 2004, published Stephen’s 450-page “The Enterprise Search Report.” This report profiles 27 enterprise search engines and includes management, budgeting, and technical information. He has published three technical monographs about Google: The Google Legacy (2005), Google Version 2.0 (2007), and Google: The Digital Gutenberg (2009). His most recent book, published by Pandia in Oslo, Norway, is “The New Landscape of Enterprise Search.” Mr. Arnold worked at NUS Halliburton after college. He then joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He worked at the Courier Journal & Louisville Times in the firm’s database unit. He worked at Ziff Communications until starting his strategic information Services business in 1991.

Mr. Arnold has worked provided technical, financial, and strategic support for many technology projects. In 1993, he and a partner started Point (Top 5%) of the Internet, selling that property to Lycos, Inc. in 1996. Since that time, Mr. Arnold has been involved in a number of projects related to Internet technology, including the personalization tools used in the original @Home service. In 2000, he helped develop the plan, architecture, and security guidelines concepts for, the official gateway to U.S. governmental information (and now one of the ten highest traffic sites in North America). He remains involved in a range of government initiatives through his partners in Washington, DC and Detroit, Michigan. He was a member of the planning team for USWest’s electronic yellow pages. He has worked for a number intelligence and enforcement organizations, including the US Senate Police, the Office of Management & Budget, among others. He was a member of the team that developed the Threat Open Source Intelligence Gateway, an initiative of a US Federal agency.

He is the recipient of the following awards: ASIS Eagleton Lectureship, 1986; Online Best Paper Award, 1989, the Malcolm Hill Award, 2003, the OSS Golden Candle Award in 2007.He is the author of more than 50 journal articles and a number of books, including Internet 2000 and three technical analyses of Google’s search technology, published by Infonortics Ltd. in Tetbury, UK.

Mr. Arnold’s Web log “Beyond Search” is a widely read collection of critical commentary and opinion about information systems and methods available at He also publishes a blog about data fusion and intelligence at Picture:

Mr. Arnold’s Web log “Beyond Search” is a widely read collection of critical commentary and opinion about information systems and methods available at

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