There was a recent report released by Gartner, an American research organisation, that pointed out that Google’s App offerings, primarily Gmail, were becoming closer and closer to adoption by at least small companies. In Chapter 7 I make the point that Google Apps is still a bit basic compared with Microsoft’s Office product. However, the Gartner report implies that, in industrial terms and, as a consequence in home computing terms, that Google Apps and the subset known as Google Docs are becoming more and more powerful. A number of my posts have talked about the commercial rivalry between Google and Apple over the Android operating system. This is another struggle which should play out over the next five years. Here’s a link to an article discussing the Gartner report, here’s another. In the articles you will see the term ‘enterprise’ occurring a number of times. This is IT-speak for commercial organisation.
Disclosure: I use Microsoft Office for my word-processing and presentation requirements, Google Gmail for email and Google Calendar for my diary.