Office 2.0: Where are we at and please get off my network

Summary:Om Malik (GigaOm), Rajen Sheth (Google), Mark Suster (Koral), Shel Israel (Naked Conversations), Karen Leavitt (WebEx), Ismael Ghalimi (Intalio, Office 2.0 conference host)During a panel titled "Office 2.


Om Malik (GigaOm), Rajen Sheth (Google), Mark Suster (Koral), Shel Israel (Naked Conversations), Karen Leavitt (WebEx), Ismael Ghalimi (Intalio, Office 2.0 conference host)

During a panel titled "Office 2.0: Where Are We," the panelists above gave their assessments on the state of 2.0. My favorite quote was from Shel Israel:  "As far as whether it's online or offline, most people think it's irrelevant. They just want their stuff to work."

A good example of when Office 2.0 doesn't work is during demos at the Office 2.0 conference. Presenters were hampered by a slow network--not the best way to sell the virtues of cloud computing. TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree, told the crowd that the demo would go better if they weren't hitting on the the St. Regis Hotel Wi-Fi network.

 

Moderator Matt Marshall of VentureBeat and ThinkFree CEO TJ Kang wait for GMail to load during the demo

Matt Marshall of VentureBeat and TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree wait for Gmail to load during the demo 

More coverage on Office 2.0 from Rafe Needleman 

Topics: Microsoft

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