Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner said Google should back off from the corporate search market:
"Those people are not going to be allowed to take food off our plate, because that is what they are intending to do." Impassioned words, coming from the chief operating officer of Microsoft, Kevin Turner, at a company conference.
The "people" that Turner was referring to was Google, and the "food" was corporate search customers. Google has been wading into the world of enterprise search with its Google Search Appliance, which sells for around $2,500 pop. The software allows company employees to search through platforms like intranets, content management systems and file servers.