What Is Universal Search?

May 29th, 2010 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »


Search your  company information quickly with the familar  Google, context-sensitive ,Search  Appliance. Universal search is the ability to search all content in an enterprise through a single search box. Although content sources might reside in different locations, such as on a corporate network, on a desktop, or on the World Wide Web, these appear in a single, integrated set of search results.

The Google Search Appliance provides many capabilities and features that–when used–enable you to enhance universal search and the search experience for your users 

The Google Search Appliance is a one-stop search and index solution for businesses of all sizes. When users search for information, the Google Search Appliance returns a single set of search results that are integrated from different types of sources.The Google Search Appliance crawls and indexes content from many sources:

  • File shares-Files in 220 different formats, such as HTML, PDF, Microsoft Office, and many more
  • Intranets- All files on your intranets or other web servers
  • Content Management Systems-Information in content management systems, with built-in connectivity to EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, Open Text Livelink, and Microsoft SharePoint
  • Enterprise applications-Information in your business applications, using Google’s OneBox for Enterprise, which enables a search appliance to connect with enterprise applications, such as Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and financial databases
  • Databases-Records in relational database management systems, including IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase
  • World Wide Web-Information on the web

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