Saturday, October 29, 2005

Google And IBM Team Up Search Technology

Interesting development!! I have always liked the idea of using google desktop search as a corporate knowledge management tool once some facility has been built to securely control and access the agents running on the individual desktop. I have had some thoughts on doing this for my own company but never got time around to do that.
Besides that I guess it is great way to capture the two ends of the information i.e. databases and desktops. I am not sure whether google search appliance could not look into these database and hence google has to depend on IBM for this type of data. Another thing which brings to life is the issues people had with desktop search at the start i.e. it brought out unwanted things from the system. Guess this goes to the idea of privacy and data access control i.e. what is searchable and what's not.

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