“I’ve had a few conversations with IT executives from Fortune 500 companies in the past several weeks, and I’ve been surprised by how often a new enterprise-software company kept getting mentioned. The company?
Google has the problem of putting finish on a lot of its products, leaving things in eternal beta, but the price point for Google Apps is forcing even the biggest of companies to seriously consider Google instead of a Microsoft Office 2007 upgrade. (Google Apps: It’s not just small customers anymore.)
We may be getting to the point where Google’s ‘cloud’ allows them to provision users so much cheaper than any given enterprise can that it will become the provider of choice.”