Fun Google Parody Video: Complexity is Good

I stumbled into this video while reading Stephen Arnold’s recent post, Google Search Appliance: Showing Some Fangs. In the post, Stephen offers a pretty comprehensive look at the Google search appliance (GSA) prompted, I believe, by a new release that includes features such as personalized search results, alerts, and broader language support.

If you’re interested in the new features, see this video here.

If you want to have some fun, check out this video which portrays Google’s view of a typical enterprise search software sale, complete with the cheesy salesperson.

As I’ve repeatedly maintained (e.g., 1, 2, 3, and 4), I think the GSA is going to consume the “crawl and index the intranet” segment of the search market, pushing classical enterprise search vendors up-market, and eventually into an un-winnable conflict with DBMS vendors.

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