Getting Out of the Microsoft Office

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2009-01-15
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Google has spent the last several years playing on the periphery of one of Microsoft's richest markets: Office applications. Now Google is launching a reseller program to accelerate the adoption of its Web-based Google apps. But Google isn't the only one trying to challenge Microsoft's dominance of everyday productivity apps-word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Several alternatives-many of them free-are attacking Microsoft. Here are a few alternatives worth considering.
Google has spent the last several years playing on the periphery of one of Microsoft's richest markets: Office applications. Now Google is launching a reseller program to accelerate the adoption of its Web-based Google apps. But Google isn't the only one trying to challenge Microsoft's dominance of everyday productivity apps-word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Several alternatives-many of them free-are attacking Microsoft. Here are a few alternatives worth considering.
 
 
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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