Google Reaches into Enterprise Territory

Without a doubt Google will make an entry into the enterprise space with Search a the strong cornerstone of their offering I assume. I do wonder however in the "enterprise context" how Google Talk and VOIP services are compared to the current Enterprise IM and IP Telephony solutions of Microsoft and other parties.
It may mean companies will make the shift from on-premise solutions to fully hosted solutions in the coming years. I am sure they will do that for part of their infrastructure …

News Analysis: New product announcements, including VOIP tech and a collaborative search tool, suggest that Google may challenge Microsoft for the enterprise desktop. …

…This is all implied, of course; the word "enterprise" was never uttered during the entire 6-hour Google Press Day event here on May 10. Yet, plenty of products were unveiled that might interest a corporation.

There’s a slicker version of Google’s desktop search, which, along with a Sidebar feature, provides a collaborative tool that searches other computers. New features from a collection Google calls Google Gadgets can be easily plugged into the setup.

Another new feature helps the user understand exactly what people are searching for at Google. That’s powerful information for any company that has a Web site, and for the equipment vendor supplying those firms.

And, sooner rather than later, Google plans to add more Internet telephony features to Google Talk, an instant messaging application that, like its competitors, offers a way to make free Internet phone calls. VOIP (voice-over-IP) technology is a growing favorite with enterprises.

During a brief interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt indicated that the company has many Internet telephony features to introduce. "Expect a lot more from us in this space," he said. …

[Via eWEEK.com Messaging and Collaboration]

Peter de Haas
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