Google Launches Google Search Appliance and Google Mini in Malaysia
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced the availability of the Google Search Appliance™ and Google Mini™ for customers in Malaysia. Local businesses and organisations can now utilize Google's search technology to search across their internal content, including company intranet, databases, business applications and public websites. Additionally, Google announced the appointment of Ingram Micro (Malaysia) as the sole distributor for Google Enterprise search products in Malaysia. "The Google Search Appliance and the Google Mini enable businesses of all sizes to quickly and easily search for information behind their firewall, all while using the simple Google interface," said Richard Suhr, Enterprise Lead for Google Southeast Asia. "By combining Google’s deep knowledge of search with more understanding and control for environments behind the firewall, we are helping Malaysian businesses to harness the value of their information asset. Through our relationship with Ingram Micro, we're able to offer our enterprise search products to companies and organisations in the Malaysian market.” The Google Search Appliance can index millions of documents, and its security features ensure that users can only search the information that they have permission to view. The Google Search Appliance starts at RM197,300 (MSRP) to search up to 500,000 documents. With the Google OneBox for Enterprise feature of the Google Search Appliance, employees can also access relevant, real-time information from a greater variety of corporate information stored in enterprise application solutions, such as CRM, ERP and business intelligence systems from Business Objects, Cognos, Cisco, Employease, Microsoft Exchange, Netsuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, SAS and others. Organizations can also create OneBox modules to access applications built in-house.
The Google Mini is designed for website and departmental search or to enable smaller businesses to add Google search to their corporate networks. With plug-and-play simplicity, Google Mini can be set up in under an hour and requires minimal ongoing administration. The Mini comes in multiple versions. The most affordable Mini searches up to 50,000 documents for RM20,900 (MSRP) – including all hardware, software and a year of support. Additional versions search up to 100,000, 200,000 or 300,000 documents. "There is a high level of interest from customers and resellers for Google's Enterprise products," said Ms. Mui Li San, Product Manager, Google Enterprise, Ingram Micro (Malaysia). "We will be working closely with Google to support the reseller channel and make it easy for customers to use Google search to quickly and easily find their internal business information."
Google's enterprise business grew more than 100 per cent last year and currently has more than 10,000 companies worldwide using Google enterprise search products to help employees find business information. To learn more about the Google Search Appliance and Google Mini, please visit www.google.com.my/enterprise.
More about Google Search ApplianceLaunched in 2002, the current fifth generation of the iconic yellow Google Search Appliance hardware provides universal search capabilities for secure access to enterprise content systems and includes significant improvements in reach, security and relevance. The Google Search Appliance helps organizations benefit from Google's research and engineering efforts in "universal search" (a term that describes how search technology can work across information silos to give the best answer every time a user enters a query). This notion is vital for businesses, where content often resides in separate repositories.
To help break silos and reach into more enterprise content, the Google Search Appliance includes an enterprise connector framework for access to enterprise content management (ECM) systems. This framework extends the already sizable reach into 220 file formats, file shares, intranets, databases, applications, and hosted services. The connectors, which are available under open source licenses, include EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, OpenText Livelink and Microsoft SharePoint.
Security has been enhanced to include support for Microsoft Windows Integrated Authentication (WIA), secure crawling and serving of file system content and significant performance increases in the SAML-based Authentication and Authorization API.
More About Google MiniIntroduced in 2005, the Google Mini sets a new standard for sophisticated search features in a small, simple and affordable appliance. The Google Mini offers sophisticated search features for finding and sharing information within small businesses and departmental groups, including document and user-level security across all business content. Google's access control capabilities integrate with existing security systems, ensuring that employees can access only information they are authorized to view.
Also available on the Google Mini, the Google OneBox for Enterprise feature lets businesses provide secure access to any information – such as contact and calendar info, HR benefits, sales leads, or purchase order status – through the convenience of a Google search box.
Site administrators can now link the Google Mini search results page with Google Analytics™ to provide more detailed information about how people use search on their site in order to improve the overall site experience. The Google Mini also automatically generates sitemaps - allowing webmasters to expose more public content for crawling and indexing by Google.com.
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 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 the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
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