I know this is code4lib, not buystuff4lib, but the Google Mini is
reputed to be rather quick, bulletproof and configurable, and starts
at $3k. For example, it works nicely with lots of file formats
(including Office documents) out of the box. And works with LDAP and
NTLM for authentication and authorization.
I suspect it'll probably be challenging to deliver a quality search
solution for a lower total cost.
Of course, this all depends on what your intranet looks like on the
inside. I've seen 'intranet' mean a things that would call for wildly
different search solutions.
So... solr is great, but this question doesn't contain nearly enough
information to answer whether it's a good fit for your task at hand.
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Cloutman, David
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Today my boss asked me to come up with a solution that would let us
> index and search our intranet. I was already thinking of using Solr on
> our public Web site we are building, and thought this might be a good
> opportunity to knock two items off the to-do list with the same
> technology. I know there was a preconference session on Solr this year,
> and I have the sense that this is gaining traction in the library
> community. Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this?
> - David
> David Cloutman <[log in to unmask]>
> Electronic Services Librarian
> Marin County Free Library
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