Local software developer, BluePoint, has formed a partnership with Google Enterprise to make use of its enterprise search engine.
BluePoint operations manager, Craig McLaughlin, said the partnership was formed to address a significant pain point for clients.
“The sheer volume of information coming into an organisation is something IT managers are struggling to control,” he said. “The Google enterprise search solution is a perfect fit for us with our existing clients.”
BluePoint’s other primary vendor partner is IBM, with its Lotus Notes solutions.
McLaughlin said the ISV had considered other search vendors, but the Google solution stood out in its ability to integrate with Notes.
“Lots of our clients are also looking for solutions that aren’t full enterprise content management systems immediately,” McLaughlin said. “The Google search fills that need and later scales as needed, and allows us to preserve the security in Notes.”
BluePoint’s chief clients are in local government, utilities, mining and some corporates, he said.
“We’re one of the few who are Victorian Electronic Records Strategy [VERS] compliant,” McLaughlin said. “This year we’re going to try and leverage that with the clients we go after.”
McLaughlin said that the partnership with Google Enterprise was only recently formed. Google’s interest in Australia has led it to develop its first channel program, launched last month.