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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Google Customizes Search

A few years ago, my project team installed the Google Mini -- an enterprise hardware solution to what was our search problem. We never really got the dang thing to work how it should, and while the search was better, it sure didn't feel like money well spent.

I made the decision because I like having hardware in front of me so we can fix it when there's a problem. Call me old fashioned.

These days, it's simply easier to access software tools online. Google's new enterprise search solution lets companies customize their search results, instead of offering a simple Google search, so that users can more easily navigate through a site.

If you've ever tried to find anything on a government or corporate site, you'll understand why this is a big deal.

This expansion helps Google in two ways: it expands it enterprise business and it moves the company one step closer to have an Office-like suite of products with search functionalities delivered online, unlike Microsoft.

Which has to concern the Redmond software giant. Microsoft, fresh on the heels of Yahoo's rejection, announced Search Live would be the default product in Hewlett-Packard computers.

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