If you can get weather forecasts for Belfair, WA from Google.com, why shouldn’t you be able to access mainframe data from your own Google Search Appliance? Our 2,000 enterprise customers know that you can. (In fact our enterprise business has grown more than 100 percent in the first half of this year over the first half of last year.) The Google Enterprise Professional program will help Google customers extend their use of enterprise products to previously hard-to-search areas of their infrastructure, such as legacy data locked in mainframes, information on a highly secure government network, or real-time customer data in an enterprise application.

As it turns out, there are plenty of businesses with expertise in this stuff -- systems integrators and independent software vendors that know more about specialized enterprise environments than we ever could. So today we're announcing this program to help customers get more value out of their Google enterprise search deployments.

We provide training, a development version of the Google Search Appliance, and the necessary support so Google Enterprise Professionals can become experts on our enterprise technology. And they give us expertise in their categories built on years of experience.