Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Google Package Challenges Microsoft - New York Times

PR gold star to Google this week, but in many ways it could be pulling a Netscape, with ironic stimulus/response actions from Microsoft in the near future...  

By comparison, businesses pay on average about $225 a person annually for Office and Exchange, the Microsoft server software typically used for corporate e-mail systems, in addition to the costs of in-house management, customer support and hardware, according to the market research firm Gartner.

Google said initial customers of Google Apps would include a unit of Procter & Gamble and SalesForce.com, a pioneer in the business of delivering software as an Internet service.

“We are in the process of phasing out Microsoft Office and Exchange from our company,” said Marc Benioff, the chief executive of SalesForce.com and a frequent Microsoft critic.

Source: A Google Package Challenges Microsoft - New York Times

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