Friday, October 28, 2005

IBM Omnifind to work with Google Desktop Search

IBM and Google are collaborating to make it easier for office workers not only to search for local documents and personal e-mail but to delve deep into corporate databases, the companies said on Friday.

IBM is linking up its OmniFind corporate search system with Google's free desktop search for business to make it easier for users to locate information throughout an organization that is often locked up in many separate systems.

"Getting these two products together makes sense for both of us," said David Girouard, general manager of Google's enterprise business unit. "If you want to have a good corporate search product, you have to have desktop search," he said.
Google wins IBM's endorsement among corporate technical managers for its desktop search product and IBM gives corporate information workers an already popular entry point into back-office databases through Google's search.

Searchable data ranges from e-mail to computer files to blog postings to corporate repositories of data, images, audio or video, Prial said. Much of this is not available using public Web search tools. Typically, it is hard to reach inside a company except by trawling through many different programs.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fast Introduces Fast Personal Desktop Search Platform

Fast's Desktop Search Platform Comes Gunning For Google Oct. 24, 2005

Proliferation of desktop search software also is raising security concerns.
By Thomas Claburn

Enterprise search vendor Fast Search & Transfer ASA has designs on your desktop, onscreen real estate that's still hotly contested by the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, not to mention a slew of enterprise search competitors including Autonomy, dtSearch, Intellext, X1 Technologies, and (soon) Verity.

Fast on Monday introduced the Fast Personal Search Platform, software that allows customers to create and deploy -- internally or for external customers -- their own branded, customizable search service that unifies desktop, intranet, and Internet search, while offering access to corporate data stores in customer-relationship-management, sales-force-automation, and enterprise-resource-planning systems.

"We're basically opening up for everyone to be a Google on the desktop," says Ali Riaz, president of Fast.

To put it another way, Fast is offering an opportunity to keep Google off the desktop. "Big corporations came to us and said 'Listen, we want to do something about Google Desktop,'" Riaz explains.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Microsoft® Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN® Search Toolbar (Beta

Microsoft® Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN® Search Toolbar (Beta)
Increase your protection against identity theft and financial scams. The Microsoft Phishing Filter Add-in Beta warns you of Web sites containing suspicious content and protects you from accidentally sharing personal information on reported phishing sites with a dynamically updated online service.*

Requires MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search and Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later

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