Office 2.0 barriers to execution

Office 2.0 barriers to execution

Summary: With Google (JotSpot), Microsoft (Office Live) and others working on deliver some notion of Office 2.0, Ramana Rao, formerly of Xerox PARC, posted his list of barriers to Office 2.

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With Google (JotSpot), Microsoft (Office Live) and others working on deliver some notion of Office 2.0, Ramana Rao, formerly of Xerox PARC, posted his list of barriers to Office 2.0 adoption:

Offline Usage
Single Sign-On
Data Ownership and Privacy
Data Synchronization
Ease of Migration
Fragility of Aggregated Services

Jason Wood adds two more, scalability and service entitlement and provisioning. The eight issues offers a useful way to gauge the ripeness of the services promising productivity nirvana from the cloud.

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  • Yes, all very good points. I am sure Google and others are working overtime

    to iron those details out. The data synchronization is another interesting one that is not simple, expecially in the presense of sharing where multiple people could make offline changes that would then need to be merged.

    There are so many advantages to web applications, that these details will be taken care of. Also, once they are solved, the cost to deliver applications to a large group of users will fall by a factor of 100.
    DonnieBoy
  • Once again read the post Donnie

    These aren't minor problems.

    They are BARRIERS.

    And they haven't been addressed and won't be for some time to come because they are VERY DIFFICULT to solve.

    But then again, how would you know, right?

    ;-)
    TonyMcS