10 Factors Microsoft Must Consider To Keep Microsoft Office Successful
1. The Cloud Is Coming
Microsoft has finally made its first move to the Web with Office 2010. The company's new productivity suite features Office Web Apps, a collection of its programs online. It was a smart move on Microsoft's part to offer Web apps. But whether or not it will be enough to fend off competitors, Google Docs and Zoho Docs remains to be seen. The software company isn't making it so easy for users to access Web Apps. Consumers will be able to get it for free, but enterprise customers will need to choose from a SaaS edition on Microsoft's servers or a version that comes with Office 2010. Microsoft must streamline its cloud offerings. It's a necessity in today's marketplace.