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What next for Google?

There’s every chance that Google are hoping to occupy some kind of space either peripheral to, or on the edge of Microsoft Office. To qualify this claim, it’s actually very simple: Microsoft Office is a monumental piece of software engineering, which Google can’t hope to replicate. Buying in talent, or even a pre-existing office suite, […]

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Google preparing PowerPoint killer?

Right now, Google Docs & Spreadsheets does not, I repeat, does not compete with Microsoft Office. Nor does the Google Apps suite of applications, which includes the aforementioned Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Simply offering a one-for-one, like-for-like suite of applications doesn’t really add up to something on a par with Microsoft Office, largely because Office […]

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Google Apps not equal Microsoft Office

Google have split their Google Applications suite into four offerings: Small Business, Enterprise, School and Family or Group. They’ve also given this suite a Microsoft-style name, too: Google Apps Premier Edition. Which I suspect is not by accident, either. But what Google Apps Premier Edition isn’t is a competitor to Microsoft Office: “Today, it introduces […]