Well now, here's a shock. Via Between the Lines comes this post from Dan Farberabout Google's plans to add a spreadsheet to its collection of on-lineoffice applications. If you're quick, you can sign up for it here. I still maintain that Google's approach has twosignificant flaws:
- Disconnected users are not addressed
- Companies are not going to feel comfortable using Google's services for corporate documents of any sort.
Istill think Zimbra and others still have the correct answer here inoffering both a free, or low cost public hosted service along with apurchaseable, enterprise installable product that companies can putbehind their corporate firewall. Unfortunately, I think Google's stuffwill by definition be very popular and most typical web users will notrealize the sensitivity of using Google's services for their work.
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