CHAPTER 19

ENTERPRISE SEARCH AND AUTOMATED TESTING

Scott McElhaney

Saker Ghani

19.1 CURRENT STATE OVERVIEW

(a) Introduction

(b) Defining Enterprise Search and Automated Testing

(c) Looking toward Automation

(d) Enterprise Search Consideration Checklist

(e) Types of Enterprise Search Tools

(f) Implementing an Enterprise Search Tool

19.2 CHALLENGES IN APPLYING BEST PRACTICES

19.3 CASE STUDY: GLOBAL OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION CORPORATION

(a) Challenge

(b) Phase 1: Enterprise Search Strategy

(c) Phase 2: Solution Validation

(d) Phase 3: Solution Design and Build

(e) Phase 4: Deployment

REFERENCES

19.1 CURRENT STATE OVERVIEW

(a) INTRODUCTION

Enterprise search—is it the newest killer application for compliance in the enterprise? Maybe so, and one would certainly draw that conclusion when speaking with any number of the enterprise search companies in the market. Much of the technology around enterprise search that exists today is touted to come with do-all, be-all capabilities—a modern-day panacea to an age-old information access and retrieval problem. Upon closer examination, though, one will not fail to notice that a number of caveats plague most solutions, foremost among them being that it is imperative to build "your" own technology around "theirs" in order to meet the data and information goals for compliance requirements, content management, or any other segment whereby search may be a useful component of your enterprise information technology (IT).

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