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Dec 27, 2004: Extensive Report on Enterprise Search

CMS Watch has published Stephen Arnold's "Enterprise Search Report". 450+ pages, jammed full of great stuff, including:

...a comprehensive overview of search solution providers and best practices. The bulk of the report entails 10- to 20-page comparative evaluations of 28 enterprise search offerings.

The 450-page report also address several other essential issues for an enterprise investigating search solutions, including:

  • Practical product selection roadmaps for large and small enterprises;
  • Sample ROI analyses including a detailed examination of total costs of ownership and sample search project budgets;
  • Answers to the 50 most commonly-asked enterprise search questions;
  • Comprehensive review of major players' approaches, including Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Verity, Autonomy, Convera, FAST, and 21 others.

The report also includes some useful on developing business cases for enterprise search. You can have a look at the table of contents and an excerpt--a review of Endeca. Get your boss to foot the US$1,350 bill.

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