Google Desktop Search Goes Corporate

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:35 am

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 18, 2005 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Desktop Search for Enterprise . This free downloadable application enables companies to provide employees with the ability to search for information on their computers with the same quality experience they’ve come to expect from Google.com. Based on Google’s popular desktop search application for consumers, Google Desktop Search for Enterprise adds new enterprise-level security, configuration and deployment controls, as well as the ability to search the full text of IBM Lotus Notes messages.

“Finding information quickly in business is more than a convenience – it’s a necessity,” said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google’s enterprise business. “With the addition of Google Desktop Search for Enterprise , businesses of all sizes can offer their employees one-stop Google search for the desktop, intranet, or web.”

Through a collaborative effort between Google and IBM, the new Google Desktop Search for Enterprise provides simple, fast search across Lotus Notes messages.

“E-mail has evolved beyond messaging into a tool where people manage their activities and store critical business information,” said Ken Bisconti, vice president of Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software, IBM. “With Google Desktop Search for the Enterprise , we are giving more than 118 million Lotus Notes users greater flexibility in searching for critical business information stored on their desktop.”

Google Desktop Search for Enterprise delivers high quality search results, one-stop search, simple deployment and a series of new features designed specifically to meet the needs of corporate environments.


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