Google offers free tool to enterprise searchers

Google has launched a version of its desktop search tool configured specifically for the enterprise computing market. Aimed at helping workers find information on the web, in their hard drives and inboxes, as well as on corporate intranets, ‘Google Desktop Search for Enterprise’ is available immediately as a free download.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  May 19, 2005

Google has launched a version of its desktop search tool configured specifically for the enterprise computing market. Aimed at helping workers find information on the web, in their hard drives and inboxes, as well as on corporate intranets, ‘Google Desktop Search for Enterprise’ is available immediately as a free download. This new tool for business is based on the firm’s consumer desktop search app, but includes a greater array of features in that is configured for use with Google's Search Appliance and Mini products (used to help search company intranets) and Lotus Notes, IBM’s ubiquitous business e-mail system. According to Dave Girouard, the general manager of Google Enterprise, the firm has also taken data security into account, as all the data that is indexed and stored on its enterprise desktop search product is encrypted. Not to be left out, Microsoft this week launched the final version of its desktop search tool, and company officials have also been quoted online as saying that this will also be offered to enterprise users for use on corporate computers. Check out www.google.com/enterprise/ and http://beta.toolbar.msn.com/ respectively.

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