"Signs are emerging that Google is de-emphasizing its efforts in online productivity tools that compete with Microsoft, which was never the core of its business to being with, to focus even more on search and social networking, and its increasing competition with Facebook.Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps - The CIO Report - WSJ
This shift in emphasis is reflected in some notable departures, as well as in a reorganization of the division that oversees the development of Google Apps, which include online office productivity tools that compete with Microsoft Office. Google continues to add functionality to Google Apps, but most of the functionality has either been in the works for years, or borrows from other existing products such as Google+."
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps - The CIO Report - WSJ
For another Google Apps reality check, see Google Apps - After the Hype... (Real Story Group)