My Burton Group colleague Guy Creese on the Capgemini Google Apps strategy
The Capgemini announcement is an early test of what an experienced office application provider thinks, and even it thinks that Google Apps needs some work. In my pre-announcement briefing with Capgemini in late August, Capgemini said it was targeting Google Apps, Premier Edition at three situations. First, bringing disenfranchised workers on board--workers who need some kind of office suite but for whom the enterprise has been unwilling to buy Microsoft Office. Second, for supporting highly connected mobile workers who need to collaborate while on the road. Third, collaboration needs with partners, where not having to install software to bring a person into the system is a plus.