Google plugs Outlook into Apps

by Volker Weber

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a name that could have been invented by IBM, will let you use Outlook as the frontend to Google Apps. It syncs mail, calendar and adresses from Google Apps into Outlook. That is going to lower the barrier when going from Exchange to Google Apps.

No, Notes isn't even being mentioned.


It makes more sense, to me, for Google to go after Microsoft's overwhelming dominance in the small business world. The number of major enterprises that would go with Google as a replacement for Exchange/Notes has to be pretty small. The potential to grab small businesses, though? That seems like a very target-rich environment.

In other words, this might not really be ABOUT Exchange vs Domino, it might be about Google targeting markets segmented by size.

Rob McDonagh, 2009-06-09

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