Messaging & Online Collaboration: Google Pitches GAPE to Resellers
With more than 1 million business customers using Google Apps, Google decides to broaden its cloud computing ecosystem by letting other businesses resell its Google Apps Premier Edition suite of messaging and collaboration applications. Now vendors will be able to resell GAPE for $40 per user, per year, a 20 percent discount from Google's usual fee. GAPE includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites and other apps. Google hopes its reseller program will interest customers looking to test SAAS as an alternative to on-premises applications from Microsoft and IBM.