IBM releases free search software

Competing with Google and Yahoo is the aim

IBM and Yahoo have released free search software aimed at small and medium-sized businesses that want to search across their internal documents and content. IBM is using price to combat competitors who are also aiming entry-level search software at corporate and departmental users.

IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition will allow companies to trawl file servers and index intranet pages. It also includes an option for searching across the web via Yahoo search. The entry level software, which runs on Windows or Linux servers, lets users index as many as 500,000 documents per server, supports more than 200 file types and can read files in more than 30 languages.

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