Google, IBM team up on PC desktop search

November 1, 2005

IBM is teaming up with Google to find documents on personal computers. The newest plug-in for IBM’s enterprise search technology will integrate with Google Desktop for Enterprise, which is downloadable free.

Customers using IBM WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition can now search and retrieve various types of content from their personal computers using the Google Desktop for Enterprise interface. That means users will have a single interface for searching desktop, enterprise and web content. The Google Desktop integration with IBM OmniFind search technology will unlock information distributed across an organization, including personal computers, enterprise content management systems, databases and other enterprise applications, as well as the Internet.

"Google Desktop for Enterprise helps users navigate the growing sea of information on their PC, including their overflowing inbox, documents, presentations, PDF files, and web pages they've visited," said Dave Girouard, general manager, Google Enterprise.

Google has already announced that Google Desktop for Enterprise can search the full text of IBM Lotus Notes mail messages stored on a local computer. This feature allows search of all Lotus Notes databases and mail servers in addition to local mail files.

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