Consulting firm BearingPoint Inc., the spinoff of KPMG's former consulting business, has struck a deal with Google Inc. to sell and integrate search technology for corporations.
"Google's enterprise business more than doubled in 2005 and we look forward to continued success in 2006," said Google Enterprise general manager Dave Girouard, in a statement. "As companies realize that search is critical to global business, we're pleased that BearingPoint is delivering the integration services, application plug-ins and on-the-ground expertise that customers are demanding."
Google rolled out its corporate search product in 2002, allowing companies to quickly search through all the data on their systems, including sales records, human resources files and research reports. Four years later, the enterprise division has about 3,000 clients, accounting for less than 2 percent of Google's revenue.
BearingPoint is already working with several companies in the pharmaceuticals, banking, brokerage, high-tech and aerospace industries to identify how search solutions can benefit their organizations. The firm has created a 100-person unit dedicated to the venture.
In a mammoth filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission early this month, BearingPoint aired all of its dirty laundry, providing its long-delayed 2004 results and attempting to show it is moving on from accounting troubles that have plagued the company.BearingPoint will be Google's biggest integration partner, though the deal is not exclusive.
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