Order from Chaos:
Making sense of enterprise search and
choosing the tools to do it
FreePint Publishes New Report by Martin White:
"Enterprise Search Guidebook", September 2005
Information page: <http://www.freepint.com/shop/report/>
Enterprise Search Guidebook
If you want an enterprise search software system that works 'like
Google', you aren't alone. The immense amount of data and information
available on intranets and enterprise-wise systems represents a
significant knowledge asset-base ... if only we could find out what we
Yet significant differences between the way a web search engine
functions on the back-end and the way enterprise and intranet IT
systems are designed make it challenging to select, configure and
deploy effective enterprise-wide search. At the same time, successful
implementation and adoption require an IT manager to pay careful
attention to the specific needs of various user groups as well as
gaining buy-in (and budget) from corporate leadership.
"Enterprise Search Guidebook", authored by Martin White, Managing
Director of Intranet Focus Limited and a 30-year veteran of
information retrieval in all its evolution, takes the reader through
the key considerations and decision-points for any organisation
considering an enterprise-wide search engine. The Guidebook provides a
primer on search engine functionality, how users search, the
importance of taxonomy and classifications, and criteria for software
selection. It pays equal attention to the non-technical side of
success: building a business case for enterprise-wide search and using
worker input to design interfaces and reports that meet their needs.
What you know may be lost within your intranet; what you don't know
about enterprise search can be the starting point for finding it.
For further information and to order, please visit:
Information for Editors
"Enterprise Search Guidebook"
Martin White / Free Pint Limited, September 2005 ISBN 1-904769-10-1
Price: GBP39 for a single site, or GBP117 for multiple sites
Review copies can be made available to verified members of the
industry press; please enquire.
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About Martin White
Martin White is Managing Director of Intranet Focus Limited. He
specializes in intranet strategy development and the specification and
selection of content management software applications, and has worked
in over 25 countries. His experience in information retrieval dates
back to the mid-1970s.
Martin is the author of "The Content Management Handbook" and is the
Chairman of the Online Information Conference and a regular columnist
on intranet issues for both Econtent and Intranets. Later this year he
is presenting a seminar on intranet search at the Nielsen Norman User
Experience workshops in Boston and London.
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