Search technology provider Inktomi has introduced new tools for navigating the complex byways of corporate intranets and databases in an effort to increase its presence in the highly sought-after enterprise market. The company developed add-on software, called the Inktomi Search Toolkit, to support XML, a Web standard for data exchange that is becoming widely used by corporations to link applications such as content management, corporate portals, customer relationship management software and commerce services. The tools let software developers create sophisticated navigation systems to retrieve documents or references to documents across multiple applications.
The Inktomi announcement comes shortly after search rival Google made a move to capture the enterprise market. In February, Googlea new device that allows corporations to use its search technology to scan their own networks.