New clouds on the horizon

No… I’m not talking about economic uncertainty, rather some new entries into the ever increasing universe of cloudware.

At Macworld, Apple announced that it would be taking Google Docs head on with its own release of iWork cloud, now in Beta. Unfortunately, the initial launch will not allow for any editing capabilities. 

Microsoft is also set to launch their version of cloudware.

With reports such as the recent one by Forrester of cloud email being significantly the cheapest option for companies and the raising concern of ROI in these economic times, cloudware proliferation will continue. It’s just a matter of time before they are incorporated as general practice by company executives. In the meantime it is up to the masses to educate companies on the significant benefits, including cost-savings that the services enable.

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