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“We hear all the time about intranets where they now discover hundreds of thousands of documents.
The new Minis will sell direct, but Google now has dozens of partners working on bringing Google search to internal documents that it currently doesn’t reach. The new appliances could expand the potential customer universe for those partners.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 4:29 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2006]
Desktop search is a program running on your computer that scans your hard disk for documents and indexes them for search.
Intranet/Enterprise search is for companies that have web or other document servers available from within the company, but not available to the general public. So I could find a document from the HR department explaining why my insurance doesn't cover anything, for example :-) Another variant of this is "site search" whereby a company uses the search appliance to full crawl and index content from the public website. While you can sort of get this for free using Google's "site:www.widget.com <query>" capability, it is limited to documents it can get at from a hyperlink, and is far from within our control. In both Intranet and Site search, the appliance is located within the company's firewall and controlled by the company.