Free Webinar: Optimising FAST ESP / MS Sharepoint search capabilities. 29 June 2010

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Sign up for this free webinar, entitled "Creating Innovative Enterprise Search Applications to Enable Business Productivity" to be held on 29 June 2010, with speakers from Microsoft, Smartlogic and Earley & Associates.

Sign up now to learn how to improve FAST or MS Sharepoint search capabilities.

Register for a free online seminar that will cover the nuts and bolts of how to develop and tune FAST ESP or Microsoft Sharepoint search capabilities, and how to enable Sharepoint- or FAST-based portals to offer specific contextual navigation mechanisms that enhance the search/navigation experience.

The webinar will be held on June 29th 2010.
Session 1: 6:00am US PDT / 9:00am US EDT / 2:00pm UK BST / 3:00pm EU CET
Session 2: 10:00am US PDT / 1:00pm US EDT / 6:00pm UK BST / 7:00pm EU CET
Register now on the website for this free webinar

Getting the right information at the right time is the goal of every search, content and information access platform. But how is this realistically and practically achieved in organisations that have applied best practices and recent advances in search to their day-to-day business problems?

This free online seminar will explore how a combination of recent advances in tools and approaches can enable a new vision and reality for search. Hear from industry visionary Nate Treloar about new ways to consider search in the enterprise, from search consultant Toby Conrad, who will illustrate how new advances in integration of search applications can vastly improve the fidelity of search and from Seth Earley, a specialist in how information structure can be easily enriched in ways that dramatically improve findability. These three perspectives will change the way companies should look at search.

Learn how to leverage search to:

  • Improve enterprise agility and adaptability to new challenges and opportunities
  • Find resources and experience to win more business and provide better client service
  • Give greater control to business users to reach new audiences, engage in new conversations, project new messages – tightly linked to business objectives/performance
  • Enable users to identify expertise in the organisation and reuse previous work
  • Guide users to the correct business insights
  • Create customised, individual experiences for users based on who they are and what they are trying to accomplish.

These insights and approaches will uncover how to extend the value of assets to users through unique experiences that expose relevant information quickly, drive innovation in critical business functions, consolidate multiple views of the customer, increase user adoption, tap into the knowledge of the community and facilitate collaboration, and “push” new content through alerts and notifications.

About FAST / Microsoft
Enterprise Search from Microsoft offers best-in-class technologies and cutting-edge innovations that fuel our vision of search: connecting people to information through engaging experiences that drive better results. Our compelling set of enterprise search offerings meets the varying needs of our customers, provides upgrade paths as those needs change, and inspires customers to incorporate search in innovative ways into their workplaces to drive revenue and power business results.

About Smartlogic
Smartlogic’s Semaphore product adds Semantic Intelligence to FAST ESP and content systems (including SharePoint) to enhance search results and provide powerful navigation of content. Semaphore delivers this by uniquely capturing an organisation’s topics, language and context into an ontology.

Smartlogic has hundreds of clients around the world, including Bupa, BNP Paribas, City of London, Unison, NASA, Bank of America, ABN Amro,, Ofsted, The NHS, and

About Earley & Associates
Founded in 1994, Earley & Associates is an information management consulting company specializing in taxonomy development and management; content management strategy; search integration and usability & information architecture. We take a holistic approach to information management; we understand how people, technology, and content relate and we realize that focusing on specific business contexts and goals drives the success of an information management project.

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