You likely have many systems that contain information. Developers will want to be able to discover that information to do their jobs properly. However, you also want them to be able to find that information to reduce the chance of duplicated efforts.
An example list of potential content sources include:
If a user manages to remember all of these sources, it will take them a long time to manually search everything. Luckily there exists a number of search appliances that can make this task much less daunting, let your developers focus on their work, and let you rest easy knowing that duplicate effort is being minimized.
Some of those companies are: