Enterprise Search Technology and How to Optimize It

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 07, 2008
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The ability to find information is a vital requirement in every organization, and yet it is increasingly difficult to find what we seek. In this course we will provide a thorough introduction to and grounding in Enterprise Search Technologies. We will explain clearly, in a step-by-step manner, how Enterprise Search Technology works. We’ll look at why Enterprise Search is of increasing importance to you and your organization, how to better manage content for findability, and explore the current Search Technology available. We will explore the phenomenon of Google, looking at cultural impact of the company’s brand, and then take a deep dive into the strengths and weaknesses of Google’s Enterprise Search offering versus the many others on the market, including Autonomy, Microsoft/FAST, Oracle, Lucene, and others.

As we look at the Enterprise Search vendor marketplace, we’ll explore how the technology has evolved from straightforward Search Technology to more of a platform for not only searching but faceted browsing and Business data analysis/intelligence. We’ll look at strengths and weaknesses of each vendor and explore where potential conflicts may arise, in particular, the challenges of searching unstructured content. We’ll then explore different methods for improving your search results via better Content Management and tuning the Search Technology itself. The course will remain strictly vendor-independent and will give real-world examples and methods. Overall this will be a highly practical course, suitable for both technical and more Business-Oriented attendees alike.

She is a Principal at CMS Watch, a vendor-neutral analyst firm that evaluates Content-Oriented technologies, publishing head-to-head comparative reviews of leading solutions. She specializes in Web Content Management, Enterprise Portals, and related technologies and practices. Previously, she was with Molecular, Inc. a Boston-based technology consulting firm. There she developed Content Management internationalization and Information Architecture solutions for several Fortune 100 organizations. Prior to Molecular, she was Director, Content Management with CMGI, one of the first Internet operations, development, and incubation companies.


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