News
Commentary
2/29/2008
01:44 AM
Steve Wylie
Steve Wylie
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Google Announces a Web-based SharePoint Competitor

Google announces "Google Sites" a web-based competitor to Microsoft's SharePoint platform. From the Google press release, Google Sites is:

"an application that makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. With Google Sites, people can quickly gather a variety of information in one place including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text and easily share it for viewing or editing with a small group, their entire organization, or the world."
For the past few years, Google has been making steady inroads into Microsoft's traditional turf of building software for knowledge workers. Google's worker productivity tools now include:
  • Enterprise search and desktop search
  • Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Talk
  • Google Docs (documents, spreadsheets and presentations)
  • and the newly created Google Sites
Comparing Google's business productivity tools to Microsoft's is not exactly an apples to apples comparison but it is still very interesting to see Google's business applications suite growing and wonder if they'll ever be able to unseat the mighty Microsoft.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.