Google Goes Mini
Small Blue Search Appliance For Small-To-Medium Businesses, Now Available For Sale At The Google Store
Mountain View, Calif. – January 14, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the availability of the Google Mini, a search appliance that enables small-to-medium businesses to access and manage their information using Google search.
“We believe high-quality search makes business faster and more efficient, and that companies of any size can realize these benefits,” said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google’s enterprise business. “Whether it’s an employee finding the information she needs to do a better job or a customer connecting with the right product or service, Google search can improve productivity, increase revenues and reduce costs.”
The Google Mini is an integrated hardware/software search appliance that indexes all content within a company’s intranet or public website so users can search that content with the same simplicity and relevant results as they can on Google.com. It offers significant benefits to businesses such as consulting firms, educational institutions, state and local governments, and non-profits, which include:
Fast, relevant search results
Unified search across more than 220 file types
Easy installation and minimal administration
“We were sold on the Google Mini after ten minutes. We bought it online with a credit card, installed it in a few hours, and it was live on our site within the week,” said Scott Klein, Web Publisher/Director of Technology of The Nation, a weekly news magazine.
In addition to The Nation, DeAnza College, the law firm of Brown Rudnick and others have purchased and deployed the Google Mini. The Google Mini searches up to 50,000 documents and comes with one year of support, software updates, and hardware replacement coverage. It can be purchased online, directly from the Google Store, for $4,995 with a credit card or purchase order. For more information see http://www.google.com/mini.
Google Search Appliance Supports Databases, Goes International
Google also announced today enhancements to the Google Search Appliance, a product designed for larger enterprises. New improvements to the Google Search Appliance include:
Database search: Provides access to the valuable information stored inside company databases and delivers a comprehensive, unified search across structured and unstructured data.
Localized administration: Enables global enterprise IT managers to administer the Google Search Appliance in their local languages. Full administration is now supported in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese and is automatically detected by the user’s browser settings.
Third-party content feed API: Enables non-web accessible content to be pushed into your Google Search Appliance with a simple XML conversion.
Enhanced secure content access: Authorization API enables easy integration into existing access control systems.
SNMP monitoring: Monitors system health and appliance crawling and serving statistics via a standard SNMP interface.
For more information on the Google Search Appliance please visit: http://www.google.com/enterprise.
About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
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