Google Exec: Who Needs MS Office In a Year’s Time?

By Kiran Aditham 

If they aren’t taking their lumps from Apple execs, then they’re getting stung by another arch-nemesis like Google.

In an interview with ZDNet Asia, Dave Girouard, president of Google’s enterprise division, basically says Microsoft Office will go the way of Pauly Shore and be rendered obsolete in a year’s time.

Girouard like many others are firm believers in open formats and say proprietary ones like the kind Microsoft offers will have less appeal to firms. While Girouard admits that Google Docs is much less mature and Office is never truly going to go extinct, he says that Docs will have a “point of capacity” that should be enough to entice people to make the switch.

According to Read Write Enterprise though, “Microsoft still has a huge lead and its Sharepoint product is really the future for Microsoft’s place in the enterprise.”


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