Bearingpoint Partners With Google To Launch Search Solutions Practice Group
Companies to Bring Search-Centric Information Solutions to Major Enterprise Customers
McLean, Va., February 14, 2006 – BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), the leading global management and technology consulting firm, today announced an agreement with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to deliver search solutions to major enterprise customers. For more information on BearingPoint’s search solutions practice please visit www.bearingpoint.com/googlesearch.
BearingPoint and Google are working together to bring powerful but simple Google search solutions to complex enterprise environments. BearingPoint extends Google’s search capabilities by offering companies customized search technology tailored for specific business environments in industries such as pharmaceuticals, banking, brokerage, high-tech and aerospace.
“We are enthusiastic about providing the marketplace with our new suite of solutions for Google’s search products and see a tremendous opportunity to address a significant and growing sector,” said Harry You, CEO, BearingPoint. “Search technology is rapidly becoming a critical application in today’s business environment and BearingPoint is committed to developing the products, services and partners that keep us at the forefront of the information technology landscape.”
“Google’s enterprise business more than doubled in 2005, and we look forward to continued success in 2006,” said Dave Girouard, general manager, Google Enterprise. “As companies realize that search is critical to global business, we’re pleased that BearingPoint is delivering the integration services, application plug-ins, and on-the-ground expertise that customers are demanding.”
You continued, “Enterprise users expect the same level of functionality, simplicity and ease-of-use in the enterprise that they experience as consumers on the Internet. This is part of a shift we call consumerization of the enterprise and Google search products are at the leading edge of this trend.”
The ability for employees to quickly and easily access corporate information accelerates collaboration and problem solving and reduces costs associated with redundant work. The new BearingPoint practice area will offer service, technology, and expertise to help unlock information stored across the enterprise.
BearingPoint will provide customers with:
Ease and Speed of Integration – BearingPoint’s deep understanding of each industry, specific enterprise applications, heterogeneous platforms and legacy systems will help achieve rapid integration of the Google search technology into the most complex enterprise environments.
Extended Search Reach – BearingPoint provides proprietary technology plug-ins, customized search software, and integration services to enhance and improve the Google Search Appliance’s capabilities in specific enterprise environments, extending and tailoring search reach into targeted enterprise systems, making information more universally accessible to users, and providing high-quality search results.
Security and Access Control – Leveraging Google’s native support for basic authentication, SSO solutions and SAML interfaces, BearingPoint provides customized security integration for search solutions to the enterprise. BearingPoint brings the skills and expertise to address difficult IT security issues in the enterprise search environment, such as single-sign-on and identity management, to enhance Google’s native security features.
· Sales, Service and Support – BearingPoint’s large global team provides the depth of sales, integration services, and support that enterprises demand.
Bringing the Solution to Market
BearingPoint will also leverage its expertise in various vertical markets to address specific endemic needs. Currently, BearingPoint is working with several leading companies in pharmaceuticals, banking, brokerage, high-tech and aerospace to identify how search solutions can benefit their organizations.
About BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE) BearingPoint’s experienced team of management and technology consultants have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help businesses achieve their goals. Never satisfied with the latest management theory or off-the-shelf solution, our practical and direct approach to problem solving is always driven by the needs and timetables of our clients. Our strength is our people –ambitious, committed and ingenious – who understand the particular needs of those we serve in the private and public sectors. From strategy through execution we help clients make the right decisions and then work closely with them to get it done. For more information on BearingPoint and its search solutions, visit the Company’s website at www.BearingPoint.com or call 1-866-661-FIND.
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