Australia selects ISYS Search Software for australia.com
site now using search facility
- 25th October, 2004 - ISYS Search Software (www.isys-search.com),
a global supplier of search software for businesses and public sector
organizations, today announced that Australia's tourism marketing agency,
Tourism Australia, has implemented ISYS Search Software to deliver a user-friendly
search function across all editions of its consumer and media website,
Implemented by ISYS
integration partner Intology, the new ISYS search functionality is designed
to access a wide range of content and provide more targeted responses
to search queries. Multi-lingual search support is a key component of
the solution, as australia.com is published in 10 languages, including
some that use double-byte Asian character sets.
The search project
was a high-profile undertaking, involving a comprehensive, competitive
vendor evaluation and selection process. The australia.com site
is offered in a choice of over 60 tailored language/country combinations
and is the primary platform for information delivery for Tourism Australia
marketing campaigns around the world, featuring motivational destination
information to inspire prospective travellers to visit Australia. At the
same time, around 20,000 tourism-based businesses across Australia use
australia.com as a source of promotion.
"Search is a
vital piece of functionality for the australia.com site because
we have so many stakeholders, including those who rely on the site for
information to plan their trip as well as businesses whose products are
featured on the site," said Graham Middleton, Acting Director Marketing
Operations at Tourism Australia. "We needed to invest in both technology
and implementation expertise in order to get the right outcome."
delighted to have been selected as the search engine for australia.com,"
says Sydney-based founder and Managing Director Ian Davies. "It's
a sign of Australian achievement that not only can we offer tourists a
wide range of fascinating, unique destination information via australia.com,
but also that they can use an Australian-made technology to quickly search
and retrieve information on these places."
About ISYS Search
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of search
solutions for business and government. The company's award-winning software
suite offers a broad range of products designed for searching desktops,
networks, websites and intranets. ISYS has been deployed by thousands
of organisations operating in a variety of industries, including government,
legal, law enforcement, financial services, healthcare and recruitment.
Headquartered in Sydney,
Australia, ISYS Search Software also maintains offices in Chester, UK
and the US and has distribution arrangements in New Zealand, England,
India, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, Germany and many other
countries around the world. The company's customers include Boeing, the
United Nations, the National Library of Wales, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Intology is a niche consultancy that helps clients solve complex knowledge
problems. They combine management consultancy, solutions consulting, proprietary
tools, and 3rd party technology to deliver tailored solutions to clients.
Intology has specific expertise in the implementation of search for websites
and intranets, and has implemented ISYS for a number of customers. More
information about Intology is available from www.intology.com.au.
About Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is the statutory authority responsible for international
and domestic tourism marketing of Australia, as well as the delivery of
research and forecasts for the Australian tourism sector.
was formed on 1 July 2004 and brings together the collective skills and
knowledge of the Australian Tourist Commission, See Australia, the Bureau
of Tourism Research and the Tourism Forecasting Council.
The main objectives
of Tourism Australia are: to influence people to travel to Australia,
including for events; to influence people travelling to Australia as well
as Australians to travel throughout Australia; to help foster a sustainable
tourism industry in Australia; and help increase the economic benefits
to Australia from tourism.
The Tourism Australia
consumer website is
www.australia.com. More information about Tourism Australia as an
organization can be found at www.tourism.australia.com.
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