Google said its new unveiled social communication service, Google+, will likely be made available to its business customers by the end of the year.
Thus far, the system is not geared for enterprise use yet.
On a blog post, Christian Oestlien, Google’s product manager, wrote: We have been watching Google+ take shape over the last week and we've seen some really great companies get involved. But frankly, we know our product as it stands is not optimally suited to their needs.”
Businesses have been using the Google Apps, but that system is not compatible with the Google Profiles service, a key component of Google+.
InformationWeek reports that engineers at the search engine giant are seeking to fix this problem, although it will not be easy. Meanwhile, Google+ itself is dealing with its own privacy problems.
Right now, we're very much focused on optimizing for the consumer experience, said Oestlien on a video. But we have a great team of engineers building a similarly optimized business experience for Google+.
Oestlien added that the company expects Google+ will be available to corporate customers later this year.
It will include things like rich analytics, and the ability to connect [a Google+] identity to other parts of Google that businesses might use on a daily basis, like AdWords, he said.
In the meantime, a limited group of businesses will be permitted to participate in a pilot test for Google+ to determine how users interact with commercial brand profiles via various Google+ services, like Circles and Hangouts.
Palash has worked as a business journalist for 21 years in New York.