That response is, of course, another variant on what every established vendor making just about anything says when a big, new, scary competitor enters its market. Still, it's worthwhile to hear out their case.
While we're on the topic of Google, let me stray a bit from strictly BI-related news. As you may or may not know, the U.S. Justice Department has been leaning on Google, Yahoo, MSN and America Online to get them to turn over search data. It seems the Feds want to use the information to help them battle child pornography.
That's all well and good, but I personally don't like the idea of Washington perusing yet another form of U.S. citizens' electronic communication. If you don't either, then you'll want to have a look at the five ways we've found to keep your own Google searches private.