Of course, with the Google Search Appliance you get the hardware included in the cost, so the IBM/Yahoo! product is only really free if you happen to have a beefy server lying around.
In addition before you start thinking all your enterprise search problems are over, it's worth listening to Gerry McGovern on why intranet search fails. To quote:
Time and time again, I hear staff plead: "Why can't we just get Google?" But buying Google — or any other search engine for that matter — will not solve the problem.
Read the article to learn why. I get asked this question a lot, and so it's great to have an article to send people to — which, more importantly, is written by an expert (because apparently I'm not).
(via Download Squad)
Posted on: December 18, 2006 | 1 Comment