Google got there first, but we're still in the early innings of this game. Google's office apps, while collaboratively adept, are functionally lame. Microsoft's apps are adept and lame in precisely the opposite ways. Everyone needs to converge on solutions that deliver the best of both. [Full story at InfoWorld.com]
In last week's email I received a leading indicator of GDoc/GSheet adoption which, because I neglected to ask permission to quote, I'll anonymize:
Just read your column on G-docs. We started using them around the office for convenience and they've taken off. We found the version control, collaboration and invite system outweighed the limited feature set. For the most part, they have the very basic functionality covered. We still use Excel for many things, but Google Spreadsheets is making a dent in our enterprise use. My clients have adopted it too. Helps when working with teams in China, Europe and the US.The italics (mine) call out as pure an example of a Clayton Christensen-style disruption as you are ever likely to find.
My boyfriend and I use one to keep track of our bills at home. Just easier than sorting it out over email.
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