But Wait... There's More - Enterprise Search, SharePoint and Food, Oh My!

By Joanne Kiley posted 05-04-2017 22:55


This past week members discussed enterprise search and more. Jump to the “Something Extra” section for information on this year’s SharePoint Symposium and food. Explore curated sources on these topics including some from ILTA’s treasure chest.

Enterprise Search – Finding Something to Love

A member recently asked for recommendations on the what, why and where of enterprise search. If you joined the recent Knowledge Management virtual roundtable, you heard about the big and very positive impact enterprise search had at one panelist’s firm. (See the takeaways document from the roundtable.) Is it worth it for you and if so where do you start and how far do you go? To answer, “Is it worth it?” review the ILTACON 2016 recording, “Is Enterprise Search Worth the Money?”  To help with the questions “where do you start?” and “how far do you go?” the ILTA KM blog team recently completed a six-part series, “How to Survive Complex Projects.” Follow the guidance of your peers in:

Part One: Search, Intranet and Beyond

Part Two: Commitment to the User Experience

Part Three: Chunking to Completion

Part Four: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Part Five: Getting Your Testing Right

Part Six: Countdown to Launch and the Rule of Seven

For more input on the benefits of enterprise search, read Chris Boyd’s comments in “People Finding: Achieving One of KM’s Three P’s.” After (or better yet, before) you have an enterprise search implemented in your organization, read Flyn Flesher’s ILTA white paper article, “Boosting Enterprise Search with Better Metadata” and the Josh Fireman’s blog post, “Stop Limiting Your Ferrari to Grocery Trips: Using Enterprise Search for Deeper Integration.”

SOMETHING EXTRA – The SharePoint Symposium Comes to the Windy City

Chicago has many names including the Windy City, the Second City, the City of Big Shoulders and now it can add “The Home of ILTA’s 2017 SharePoint Symposium” to the list. The Symposium will take place on May 22 -23 in Chicago and includes presentations from Richard Harbridge among others. He spoke last year at the Symposium on “Leading Your Firm to Great Success with SharePoint and Office 365.” This year he will present on security and compliance and the state of the industry. If your interest in enterprise search was piqued above, you will find some helpful information at the Symposium in the sessions, “Selecting Appropriate Search Technology” and “Use Search to Build Experience and Collaboration Within Your Firm.” Day two of the symposium includes a showcase where your peers will show the cool things they have accomplished with SharePoint. You can share yours too. To learn more and register visit ILTA’s SharePoint Symposium information page.

Attention Foodies: the SharePoint Symposium will be held a short distance from Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, home to Blackbird, the Girl and the Goat, Grant Achatz’s Next, Au Cheval, Bad Hunter and more.

As ILTA’s content curator, I’m always monitoring the discussion forums to discover what topics are top-of-mind among the members. Each week, I focus on a few areas that spark your interest, and I provide some curated resources to assist your own information-gathering on the topics. If there are specific topics you would like assistance exploring, please contact me at

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