Google Search Appliance Gets 'OneBox'

Google late Tuesday announced an update to its Search Appliance hardware for businesses, which adds what the company calls "OneBox functionality." The idea of the feature is to enable customers to search for a variety of data using a single box, rather than manually selecting what type of data to scour. Just as Google can […]

Google late Tuesday announced an update to its Search Appliance hardware for businesses, which adds what the company calls "OneBox functionality." The idea of the feature is to enable customers to search for a variety of data using a single box, rather than manually selecting what type of data to scour.

Just as Google can load up movie listings, weather and flight information with a standard search query, employees can now access "real-time contact info, sales forecasts, and customer information the very same way," says Google's VP of Enterprise Dave Girouard. "We launched an initial set of OneBox modules with Oracle, Cognos, SAS and Salesforce.com."