Google is not a name you normally associate with corporate back end software. Sure they sell a search appliance, but that’s not setting any new sales records, leading many to believe that Google doesn’t really care much for the enterprise markets.
Well, that is about to change. Erick Schonfeld over on Business 2.0 blog has the scoop on a major new push by Google into the enterprise. As early as tomorrow the search giant is going to announce “a broad set of partnerships with enterprise software companies, including Cognos, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and SAS.”
As part of the deal, Google will make it easy to search the data (from these various software systems) through its OneBox corporate homepage. Or as Erick says, “Instead of Google Maps, now you will have mashups with Oracle databases, Cognos business intelligence software, and Salesforce.com customer info.”