How the Google Mini search appliance benefits your business As anyone who’s worked in a corporate environment knows, a fruitless search for a single missing document can paralyze progress for hours as ongoing operations grind to a halt. Knowledge workers need to search their corporate network to get work done, and solutions must be simple for employees to use and fast for administrators to deploy. Quick access to information is equally important on public websites as consumers have grown accustomed to web search engines that return relevant results instantaneously. This directly impacts your profitability because 80% of visitors will leave a site if they’re dissatisfied with the search experience.
Enterprise search solutions have typically been expensive and complicated, but the Google Mini makes search technology affordable and easy for small businesses. It works with more than 220 different file types – including HTML, PDF, Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator – and indexes and searches up to 300,000 publicly-posted or internal documents stored on servers, file shares, or shared network drives.
Phenomenal price-performance value
The Google Mini is surprisingly affordable, and delivers outstanding price-performance value. There’s nothing bare-bones about this deal, either. You get the complete hardware and Google search software package, plus two years of online support – for search across 50,000 documents. Additional versions search up to 100,000, 200,000 and 300,000 are also available. By the way; there are no hidden costs. And Google makes it’s easy to upgrade from one version to the next, ensuring that the Mini can grow with your organization. Once deployed, the swift responsiveness of Google’s support professionals will help you keep a lid on your internal IT costs.
Search in any Language - Auto Language Detection - Arabic, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
File Types - HTML, PDF, MS Office and IBM Office Suites + 220 others
Google Mini Search Appliance –
- Form factor: 1U rack mountable server
- Dimensions: 1.75"x19"x25.13"
- Weight: 26 pounds
- Voltage: 90V-250V
- Electrical Frequency: 47-63Hz
- Max input line current: 6 amps @ 120 V, 3 amps at 240 volts
- Thermal requirement: 515 BTU/hour
- Environmental requirements: 50-86 degrees Fahrenheit
It’s all about the search. There’s a reason why Google is the undisputed leader when it comes to search: Google search quality. The same great search that you find on Google.com has been optimized for use on public websites and intranets, and it delivers relevant search results at record speed. The Mini’s OneBox API also allows you to search in real-time across databases, CRM, content management systems, and more Familiar interface. A key measure of a search solution’s effectiveness is how frequently it’s actually used. And by providing the same familiar user interface and functionality as Google.com, the Google Mini eliminates the need for training and increases user adoption. Organizations that want to weave Google Mini functionality into their site design can give their sites a “mini” make-over using a built-in wizard interface. Or they can go for a full facelift, using the Google Mini’s available XML feed.
Integrate with document security systems. The Mini can crawl and serve search results for sites protected by HTTP Basic and NTLM v1 and v2 security and can integrate with your LDAP system. Both authentication and authorization occur at serve time, so individual users see only the results they have clearance to access.
Boosting user productivity. Productivity-enhancing extras include a self-learning smart spell checker, the ability to view documents in HTML (instead of having to download the required plug-ins) and accessing cached versions of documents – even if the documents themselves are offline.
True plug-and-play installation. As a tightly integrated hardware and software solution, the Google Mini requires no additional components or tinkering to get started. The initial configuration was streamlined so you can complete it in as little as a half-hour.
No manual document tagging or search customization required. Google believes the technology itself should do the heavy lifting – not you, the administrator. To that end, Google’s search relevance technology automatically considers over 100 different factors when determining search results, eliminating the need for costly and confusing manual search customization.
Minimal ongoing administration. Once configured, the Google Mini can be set to crawl and index content at regular intervals, leaving you time for that tropical vacation you’ve always meant to take. However, if you need to make any changes or want to check in while away, the Google Mini’s web-interface gives you full remote access to all administrator functionality.
Insight into user search behavior. Besides providing a great search experience, the Google Mini can also improve your site. The Google Mini generates reports on whatever page errors and broken links it finds in your site, allowing you to quickly fix things and improve overall site usability. It also captures your organization’s zeitgeist, providing reports on the most frequent search terms that you can use to identify your users’ hot button issues. And that in turn helps you improve site navigation and plan marketing initiatives.
Search R&D Leaders. Google is recognized as the global leader in innovative search technology. We invest more in search research and development than any other company, and we’re known for standing by our products and customers.
Immediate ROI. The Google Mini’s combination of plug-and-play installation and familiar user interface means your organization will realize the benefits of Google search in record time.
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