Way back in November 2006, I announced Google’s intentions to launch a paid, enterprise version of its Google Apps this first quarter 2007.
SEE “Google battles Microsoft”
Early last week, I underscored “Will Google launch Apps for Enterprise soon?”
I spent several hours at the NYC Googleplex last November and witnessed the Google Enterprise troops gearing up for intensified battle calling for “Death to the (Microsoft) hieararchy!.”
Upon Google’s announcement of Google Apps for Your Domain, all the way back in August 2006, I pronounced it as a direct, Google head on competitor against Microsoft Office, while many were taking Google at its word that its productivity applications aren’t “necessarily” replacements for Microsoft applications, but merely "collaborative components."
I also dissected the risks businesses face by relying on Google Apps in the Google cloud. SEE “Google’s not so fine print: Google Apps TOS put Google first” and “Google Apps is risky business ”
Last October, I asked “Is everything really all sweetness and light in the Google cloud?”
WHAT DO YOU THINK?