IBM and Google Integrate Search

IBM and Google said they are working to integrate their enterprise search technologies for office computers so employees can better search for information in documents, personal e-mail as well as large databases.

IBM, will create a new plug-in for its enterprise search technology with Google Desktop for Enterprise, a free downloadable application that helps company employees search for information on their computer.

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 have visited.

This effort with search giant Google, is a part of IBM’s recent strategy to deliver “information as a service” to customers. This strategy is supported by 14 software acquisitions by IBM since 2001 and about $1 billion in R&D investments. It covers all areas of IBM including hardware, software, services, consulting, and research.

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