A few months ago, I bemoaned the way Google mishandled it’s acquisition of Urchin. To refresh your memory, Urchin was the web analytics product that was morphed into Google Analytics. Google Analytics is fine for public web sites (I use it on all of my sites), but won’t work for servers behind a corporate firewall on an intranet. Urchin did this nicely, but somehow it got left behind in the development of Analytics.
I’m pleased to say that Urchin has finally been brought up to par. Google has announced the public beta of Urchin 6.
The beta is a time-restricted version. The final release will cost $2995. It’s money well spent for large organizations who want to keep their intranet ducks in a row.