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  • January 17, 2005
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Search for SMBs

Designed to help small-to-medium businesses, the Google Mini integrated hardware/software search appliance is said to be especially well-suited for organizations such as consulting firms, educational institutions, state and local governments and non-profits.

Google reports benefits include:

  • fast, relevant search results,

  • unified search across more than 220 file types, and

  • easy installation and minimal administration.

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.

Google introduced 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 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 the 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 as well as providing statistics via a standard SNMP interface.

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