We’re pleased to announce our work with Reed Specialist Recruitment, one of the UK’s largest recruitment companies, where we helped them implement an Apache Solr powered application to allow their 3000+ staff to search for and match candidates to jobs. We built an innovative indexing framework, a configuration tool and performance monitoring system for Reed and the system launched on time and under budget, a great testament to the flexibility and power of this open source software. The new system responds in under a second – a massive improvement on the previous response time of several minutes. You can read the press release here.
If you’d like to hear more I’ll be giving a presentation on the project at Lucene Eurocon in Barcelona tomorrow – Wednesday 19th October at 1.30 p.m. – slides and a video will be online after the event.
If you can’t make it to Barcelona I’ll also be talking in London, on the business benefits of open source search, at around 10am on Tuesday 25th October with our client Stephen Wicks, CTO of Gorkana Group as part of Enterprise Search Europe – there are still tickets available and you can even get a 20% discount if you join the Cambridge or London Enterprise Search Meetups, who are hosting a joint event on the Monday evening of the conference.