Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Google Challenge

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I was skeptical.  Can a mid-size company run on Google Apps?  Is the mail interface robust enough?  Can the calendar compete with Outlook?  And what about word processing and spreadsheets?  Microsoft has spent twenty years perfecting its suite of productivity applications.  How does Google stack up?

That's what I'm getting to the bottom of right now.  I have moved my email, calendars, and contacts from Outlook to Google.  I have also sworn not to open Excel and Word...choosing instead the online Google versions.  My iPhone now points to my gmail account.

I will call it the Google Challenge.  When you see me, ask me how it is going.  I'll be posting my feedback here.