Google: Docs to catch up with Office in 2010

Posted on Friday, November 13 2009 @ 19:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google revealed it's planning to make its Google Docs service much more competitive with Microsoft's Office suite. The search giant suggests that next year, after another 30 to 50 updates, Docs will reach maturity:
Dave Girouard, president of Google's enterprise division, said in an interview here with ZDNet Asia that he expects Google's online suite of applications, Google Docs, to reach a "point of capability" next year that it will serve the "vast majority's needs."

He acknowledged that Docs is currently "much less mature" than Google Mail or Calendar. "We know it. We wouldn't ask people to get rid of Microsoft Office and use Google Docs because it is not mature yet," he said. But this is expected to change in about a year, after the company's introduces another "30 to 50" updates.

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