September 11, 2007
MS Office and Google Apps
Interesting article in the Redmond Channel Partner. It posits the question whether Microsoft Office is in trouble because of Google Apps Premier Edition. This is because Google signed a deal with Capgemini, a global services company that supports IT world wide.
This is the first challenge from a potential Office-killer where someone actually went around to market their alternative. It's not that Star Office or Open Office didn't try. It seems, though, that they though free or very low cost was enough to drive users to the product. That may work with the I-hate-Microsoft crowd, but not necessarily the wider audience needed to create a viable alternative. It's going to be interesting to see if the Google-Capgemini partnership is going to forge market share for Google Apps, and if Microsoft reacts.
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