Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Technology Review: Blogs: TR Editors' blog: The Lotusphere Gauntlet

A useful snapshot -- see the full article for details

These are only two examples of the mood pervading the announcements at Lotusphere. IBM thinks it's on a roll, and the company is trying to ride the surge forward. At least at Lotusphere, these efforts are being met with ecstatic cheers from the audience. But IBM's not alone in competing with some of Microsoft's crown jewels: Google has also thrown its hat in the ring with the free, Web-based Google Docs. Adobe's recent acquisition of the Web-based word processor Buzzword may become yet another challenge--one that could become more formidable if the company transforms Buzzword into a cleverly portable desktop application by means of its AIR technology. (See "To the Web and Back Again.")

Technology Review: Blogs: TR Editors' blog: The Lotusphere Gauntlet

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