Google Mini Finds Its Corporate Search Bearings

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2006-08-09 Print this article Print

The biggest name in search hasn't done so well in the corporate arena, but the Google Mini appliance's new pricing and more robust capabilities will be appealing to businesses.

In the modern technology world, Google is the 600-pound gorilla. Companies from Microsoft to Oracle to Verizon are terrified that the reigning Internet search giant will move into their markets, wielding its massive user base and general willingness to give away applications for free as very potent competitive weapons.

Click here to read the full review of Google Mini.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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