msmoriarty writes: Looks like earlier reports of Indiana University dropping Google in favor of people-driven ChaCha search (as featured in this Slashdot item from Saturday) weren't exactly accurate. This afternoon the university's Vice President of Technology Brad Wheeler told a reporter from CampusTechnology.com that Google isn't going anywhere — at least not yet. From the article:
"...the deal with ChaCha is not an exclusive one, but one involving a variety of technologies, including ChaCha and Google. Reports have stated that IU planned to drop Google entirely from its technology repertoire; this is not the case, as the university continues to run searches off its Google Search Appliances, and a decision has not yet been made as to whether Google will be dropped from the mix or not.
Wheeler indicated that the university will likely reevaluate the use of Google Search Appliances in about a year when its current licenses expire.