What is Indexing and Search?

Indexing and search tools require several key features in order to be considered a quality option for purchase. The IT Central Station community discussed some the aspects that they considered most important: the speed and frequency of indexing rated high on the list, as did customization of the tool's features (specifically overhead customization). Additionally the breadth and depth of indexing that it is capable of doing will tell a lot about an indexing/search tool. Other features mentioned include good tech support, rollout ease, scalability in all directions, and accurate search results that can be drilled down. A few members even suggested that email search, clean user interface, virtual machines operability, and file copying were factors to consider as well.