IBM enhances free enterprise search software

Earlier today, IBM unveiled a new release of the free IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition enterprise search software. OmniFind Yahoo! Edition 8.4.2 enables users to further customize and personalize their searches to quickly and easily find, access and capitalize on information stored inside organizations and across the Web.

The new version of IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition offers the ability to separate content into different searchable document collections, an improved administration console, and enhanced search support based on the latest open source Lucene indexing library. Other enhancements improve the performance, indexing and custom search field capabilities. It also supports additional browsers.

IBM introduced IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition last December. Since its launch, nearly 25,000 users have downloaded IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition. In addition, numerous ISVs and businesses have developed new offerings that integrate with or support IBM's free search platform.

Earlier this year, IBM announced localized language support to meet expanding worldwide demand for the product in Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish. IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition can search websites and local or remote file systems up to 500,000 documents per instance and search the web all from a single search user interface.

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is available at no charge and can be downloaded at http://omnifind.ibm.yahoo.com. Worldwide phone support is available from IBM.