This past week at the Enterprise Search Summit in San Jose, CA, I had a chance to meet up with some representatives of Mondosoft. In the wake of their bankruptcy announcement and SurfRay gobbling up the pieces, they appear to have emerged relatively unscathed under new SurfRay ownership, even if many customers, no doubt, were rattled.. Indeed SurfRay took the unusual step of formally announcing that there will be no job losses at Mondosoft and that business will "continue to support all Mondosoft customers and that existing contracts may be extended without changes".
It seemed though that this message did not get through to other speakers at ESS who loudly used them as the poster-child for the death of Enterprise Search as a "cottage industry." Well the cottage industry and Mondosoft still have legs.