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Enterprise Search, 2nd Edition by Martin White

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Appendix A. Search Strategy

This Appendix sets out (in alphabetical order) a checklist of the topics that should be considered for inclusion in a search strategy.

Accessibility
Sets out the extent to which the search applications meet the Web Accessibility Initiaitives
Acquisition
The extent to which the search applications could be extended in an acquisition or merger situation
Architecture
Server and network architecture requirements and server availability
Best bets
The user requirements for best bets and how they will be reviewed and revised
Big Data
Integration of the search and Big Data strategies, especially around common metadata schemas
Budget
License costs, vendor maintenance and support, and staff costs
Business cases
Summary of the evidence from user requirements research to support and prioritize specific business cases, including the potential business impact
Cloud search
The potential benefits and challenges from implementing cloud (or hybrid) search
Communications
The communications strategy and forward communications program for stakeholders and users
Connectors
Requirements for connectors and associated support from suppliers
Content analytics
The extent to which the organization will benefit from implementing content analytics solutions and the relationship of these solutions to search
Content quality
Requirements for content quality and content curation to enhance search performance, ideally placed within an information life cycle framework
Content scope

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