Cloud Computing: 10 Reasons Why Google Won't Beat Microsoft in Cloud Collaboration
The worldwide launch of Microsoft Office 2010 June 15, with the complementary Office Web Apps, rekindled the discussion of whether Microsoft would be a successful challenger to Google in the software market for cloud collaboration applications. Google has racked up more than 30 million Google Apps users, a chunk of which are using it in 2 million businesses, with an even smaller portion paying $50 per user, per year. While Google's momentum remains strong for Apps, some cracks in the armor have shown themselves of late. Here are 10 reasons why Google won't beat Microsoft in collaboration.