A timely Google reality check
Momentum, of course, is relative. Google claims that two million businesses are using Google apps, but it won’t disclose the size of those businesses, or how many are using only Gmail rather than the full suite of Google enterprise apps. What’s more, the vast majority of those businesses are using Google’s free apps. The company said that only a few hundred thousand users — that is, a few hundred thousand individuals, not businesses — are using paid apps. By comparison, Microsoft has some 500 million paying customers for Office.