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InformationWeek: Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work

Aug 28, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"In Building 43 at Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters is a video screen that depicts the world as seen in Google Earth. Across a revolving globe, streams of colorful pixels, like sparks from a Roman candle, mark the geographic origin of queries coming in to Google's search engine. It's a real-time representation of Google as the nexus of human curiosity.

"Google is different. And it's different not only because its thinking is original and its applications unique--witness search queries morphed into a lobby display of bursting color--but because the company's unconventional IT strategy makes it so..."

[Editor's Note: This is a large article on the inner workings of Google, with focus on its use of Linux and open source software as a vehicle for its success. Please note the sidebar articles linked in the original article, and in the Related Links section below. -BKP]

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