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Book Review: Enterprise Search

Searching the enterprise is a complex business - book review

Enterprise Search provides a concise summary of the whys of implementing search in large organizations.The book is 168 pages and is really light, both literally and figuratively. Yet, it covers some key aspects of structuring search initiatives in enterprise organizations. I found Chapter 4 particularly insightful and it covers an area that is often missed, or buried under mountains of technology. "Planning Search" addresses search planning from the aspect of the stakeholders involved, starting with a stakeholder analysis, and ending with what to consider in a search strategy.

Martin White has covered the subject of search in a series of tips and definitions that span from why enterprise search is a complex undertaking, to planning for search, a brief coverage of Search technology, to planning for a search project. He provides a brief description of the vendors in the space, the process of implementing search in an enterprise and a look into where search is going in the future. All in all, a short and sweet coverage of implementing search in your enterprise.

I like this book as an addition to the other search and SEO books on the subject. However, if you are looking for a deep coverage of the technology or a detailed treatise of search engines, you won't find them here. Martin's coverage of the subject is at an introductory level, akin to a white paper, without selling or recommending particular technologies or products. For the actual design and implementation in a project, you will definitely need additional material.

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Ajit Sagar is Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice at Infosys Limited. A seasoned IT executive with 20+ years experience across various facts of the industry including consulting, business development, architecture and design he is architecture consulting and delivery lead for Infosys's Digital Transformation practice. He was also the Founding Editor of XML Journal and Chief Editor of Java Developer's Journal.

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