We want to take a moment to recognize the tireless efforts of corporate IT teams everywhere. These dedicated individuals work day and night to keep employees' computers running safe and secure. However, the very users they serve are constantly asking them for more: "Can you install Google Earth for me?" "Why don't we use Google Desktop for Enterprise here at work?" "Can we use Google Talk on our internal network?"

In an effort to lend a hand, we're making Google Toolbar beta for Enterprise available today. This free application lets your IT team provide the Google Toolbar across the company with all settings configurable at the admin level to meet corporate standards. Users gain access to all the Toolbar features including the new custom buttons which make it easy to create buttons to search frequently visited sites -- anything from the employee directory to research sites.

Will having the Google Toolbar beta for Enterprise lead to users' more active gratitude towards their hardworking IT team? We sure hope so, but in any case, we're willing to bet people will appreciate it more than they do the next ERP system upgrade!

"Google Enterprise." Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? Well, for a few years now, we've been building products for businesses large and small based on Google technology. We're pleased to announce the launch of this, the Google Enterprise Blog - the official blog for our enterprise business. We'll share our thoughts and ideas about enterprise technology, present best practices and tips for developers, and perhaps announce something new now and again.

The Google Enterprise team has a growing list of products that you'll be able to learn more about right here. Most of our team is focused on -- can you guess? -- enterprise search. We have a fundamental belief that it ought to be simple and easy -- just like People are people - they don't turn into information scientists when they arrive at work in the morning. Providing simple, fast, and accurate search across all the information in your company can have a profound effect on your business.

But the technology that powers search inside a company is very different. That's why our growing team of search engineers is entirely focused on delivering a quality search experience to business users around the world. Of course, we're never done -- there are always ways to make the search experience more efficient, more comprehensive, or just more fun.

If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can make our enterprise products better, please contact us here.