Enterprise Search is used on the University's external-facing website: www.birmingham.ac.uk
The advent of Google search means users expect speedy, intelligent search delivered in an easy to understand format. Students have become accustomed to this; poor and incomplete searches are unacceptable in the modern student marketplace.
The Enterprise search product from Autonomy means that students and staff are able to find relevant documents in less time.
Subsequent phases are now being planned to integrate Enterprise Search with other online services.