Major corporates will be given the opportunity to switch from Microsoft
Office to take up Google’s web-based business software by Capgemini.
The range of basic business tools offered by Google, such as word processing
and spreadsheets, are run online instead of held on company servers or desktops.
The move by Capgemini could create the first real rival for Microsoft’s
ubiquitous office suite of products, Capgemini head of business development
Andrew Gough told the
Google Apps would be a genuine competitor when it can offer an equivalent
range of tools to Office, Gough added, which was only a matter of time.