July 1, 2008
Exalead Launches Brand New Version Of Its Desktop Search Tool
Exalead®, a global leader of search software for business and the web, today announced the availability of exalead one:desktop 4.6. Designed for those requiring unified access to their PC, internal servers and the web, exalead one:desktop 4.6 is now fully integrated into exalead.com and comes with a new user interface to make experience richer than ever. The tool is available for free download from the Exalead website:
exalead one:desktop Professional Edition is also available, providing the opportunity for companies to brand the tool as their own either to further extend their employees' access to documents and relevant materials, irrespective of document type, either to provide their online customers with innovative search service available directly on their portal.
Data now comes in such high volumes and disparate forms, that individuals and organisations need a mechanism such as exalead one:desktop to manage and organise this information. Fully compliant with existing enterprise security policies, exalead one:desktop respects ones security settings in its compliance with companywide policies set for both local file systems and email sources. In addition to this, exalead one:desktop conforms to existing access rights and privacies, with the software only connecting to the Internet or Intranet when specifically requested .
"Search is essential in everyday working practice and employees are wasting copious hours each week simply looking for information throughout extensive servers and hard drives," comments Datamonitor Director of Consultancy, Neil Hendry. "Exalead's new offering of search for the desktop gives chance for these workers to rein in the data they require, as and when they need it."
In addition to the functionality of the existing version of Exalead's desktop product including easy navigation, search in real-time and unlimited scalability; indexing an unlimited number of documents in 120 file formats (300 in the professional edition) and email sources (including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and Thunderbird, etc), the new tool offers the following features:
- One click tabbing between desktop, web, image, video and Wikipedia search - allows for easy and intuitive navigation around the browser-based interface
- Easy personalisation tools of the navigation pane and optional tag cloud display for related terms enabling the user to further refine their results according to their needs
For the professional edition
- Complete integration with exalead one:enterprise - for a consistent search experience on the PC, web and corporate intranet
- User interface white label functionality - enables companies to completely brand the user interface and personalise results through XML API
"PCs are full of professional information and within organisations, this data often needs to be accessed sporadically by ones co-workers. Most employees don't have a Desktop Search utility or are using a legacy product which results in them wasting valuable time hunting for what they need," comments Exalead Founder, François Bourdoncle. "By deploying this new search tool one can instantly locate and access any document saved on internal and external hard drives - whether in the form of an Office document, an email, an attached file, a contact or an appointment - they can obtain the information with ease and use it right away. For online portals, this desktop tool can also be used as an effective service to secure traffic and brand recognition to one's site."
Founded in 2000 by search-engine pioneers, Exalead is a global provider of search software for businesses and the Web. Based on the first and only unified search technology platform, Exalead's products provide users with a single access point to information, regardless of format or location. Its patented Search by Serendipity(TM) navigation system adapts to user habits, providing a uniquely satisfying search experience. The exalead one:search line of software products is used by leading banking and financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, research, retailing and telecommunications companies around the world. A specially-designed OEM version of the award- winning exalead one:search platform is also available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that need a compelling information access solution which can be easily embedded into any business application.
Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding company, with offices in Paris, New York, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt. Readers who wish to gain more information about exalead can visit exalead's consumer search at: www.exalead.co.uk, corporate search at:
or contact +44 (0)1698 404630.