Ok, so they’re not smart enough to give it a cool name like Google Office. What they all calling it is “Google Apps For Your Domain“. How sexy.
As many have expected, Google is making their on-line applications like Gmai, Google Calendar and Google Talk available for use by small businesses. Google will host the software and companies can have individual log-ins for each employee. Google says they are not a replacement for Microsoft Office, but don’t believe it, they are gunning right for Office. This is the first shot in the new war between traditional desktop applications that are tied to an OS and web applications that run on-line and are dependent on nothing but a browser. For small businesses on a budget, this could be a great deal as MS Office is a big expense.