AAPT forms search partnership with Google

Capacity to search 30 million documents

AAPT today announced that it will be offering Google's new enterprise search solution to its customers.

Announcing the partnership, AAPT business solutions general manager, Gregg Roy, said the integrated hardware and software product will allow companies to harness the search power of Google in their internal business environment.

"Why is it that you can Google information on the Web quicker than you can locate critical data within your own business? It doesn't make sense," Roy said.

"We are continually finding new ways to increase our customer's productivity and profitability not only with traditional telecommunications services but also now with ICT solutions."

Two versions of the product are available. The Google Search Appliance is designed for larger organisations, with the capacity to search from 500,000 to 30 million documents.

It features instant, real-time secure access to all the information and knowledge across the organisation and uses an interface as simple and intuitive as Google.com.

Roy said it is an excellent tool to improve business productivity.

"It makes the sea of data on your network instantly available from a single familiar search box," he said.

The Google Mini is designed to meet the needs of small to medium businesses and is physically half the size of the Search Appliance.

It supports from 50,000 to 300,000 documents and enables multiple document collections, search across file servers and improved reporting.

Roy said it is a cost effective option for SME's seeking to improve their search capability across the company's Web site, Intranet and file server.

The Google Search Appliance and Mini are priced from $75K and $5K respectively and AAPT will provide sales, installation and consulting support.

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