Enterprise search

Consultancy and resources

I started working with computer-based search applications in 1975 and in 1981/1982 was a member of the development team for the first UK search software application.  

Right from the launch of Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999 my intranet projects often involved optimising the search application. I began to specialize in enterprise search projects from 2005 onwards, leading to the publication in 2007 by Facet Publishing of my book Making Search Work and then two editions of Enterprise Search for O’Reilly Media in 2011 and 2015.  I continue to work on intranet projects as these give me a very good understanding of the way in intranets and search applications need to work together to meet user and corporate information requirements.

As you will see from my client list, I have gained experience in many different industry sectors and worked on projects in a more than a dozen countries. These projects have also given me a significant amount of experience with global organisations working in multiple languages. My record is a project in which the client required support for 27 different languages.

I am  a member of The Search Network, an alliance of independent consultants specialising in search and based in locations from San Francisco to Singapore. Collectively we are capable of working on large global projects and individually we are focused on achieving the highest-possible levels of client satisfaction.

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