Honey, we shrunk the Google

OK, for those companies out there that are still considering the Google search appliance for their business, you might consider this instead. Google has announced the release of their very own ‘blue-box’. Yup, it is smaller than the original solution and has a host of other advantages as well. Check it out!

By and large, big companies have gotten the word: offering good search is good for business. Customers are happier (and more likely to buy something) when they can quickly find the right information on a website. Employees are more productive when they actually find what they need on their networks. They don’t have to reinvent the wheel, bug the IT department (or their colleagues), or sift through directories and files.

Having good search used to be a bit out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses. So, we shrunk Google into a new blue box. Smaller than the original Google Search Appliance, the Google Mini looks like this…