Google improves search appliance offering

Google has improved the features and performance in its search appliances aimed at smaller companies.

Google has improved the features and performance in its search appliances aimed at smaller companies.

Starting at £1,050, the new Google Mini introduces the Secure Search technology, which integrates with existing security systems, ensuring that employees can access only information they are authorised to view.

There is also the Google OneBox for Enterprise feature, which allows businesses to provide secure access to any information – such as contact and calendar info, HR benefits, sales leads, or purchase order status – through the convenience of a Google search box.

With Google OneBox for Enterprise, employees can search across a greater variety of corporate information stored in business systems from the likes of Business Objects, Cognos, Cisco, Employease, Microsoft Exchange, Netsuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and SAP.

Site administrators can now also link the Google Mini search results page with Google Analytics, to provide more detailed information about how people use search on their site, in order to improve the overall site experience.
The Google Mini is offered in versions that search from 50,000 up to 300,000 documents.

Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager for Google Enterprise, said, "As search becomes more critical to businesses of all sizes, we continue to add more sophisticated search features that, until now, had only been available to large businesses."

More info on the new systems is available at:

 http://mini.google.com

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