Box.net Adds Text Search Function
Box.net, a company providing online content storage and collaboration solutions, is adding a full-text search function for its line of applications. Google, DropBox and other companies big and small have been exploring the online file and storage service space as a viable competitive arena.Box.net, which provides online content storage and collaboration solutions, announced on March 24 a new full-text search function for its line of applications, allowing users to scour their networks via an integrated search bar for relevant documents and information. In doing so, the company adds its own contribution to enterprise search. Enterprise search has been the subject of increased focus by many IT vendors, which have been developing applications to scour end users' sometimes-sprawling networks. However, despite the solutions on the market, many companies still express frustration over their ability to find information within their internal ecosystem.
"In an enterprise context, there's a lot of complexity around enterprise search," Jen Grant, vice president of marketing for Box.net, said in an interview. "Our customers already have their files on Box, so when you talk about search in that context, you're talking about an enterprise search solution.