One of the biggest complaints about GDS in an enterprise environment was security – controlling who can look at stuff that gets indexed on shared computers. Interestingly enough, Google seems to have released a version of their Desktop Search tool aimed at people with those concerns:
“Why the new enterprise features are a big deal for IT administrators:
* Centrally control user features and preferences
* Encrypt all user data and search index files
* Easily deploy using the included installation package
* Test new versions before distributing”
I’ll have to let the IT folks at my company know about this (although I still run Windows (aka MSN) Desktop Search on my work laptop – shh!).