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Google Apps adoption is growing in Asia, in part because Asian companies often have smaller...

Google Apps adoption is growing in Asia, in part because Asian companies often have smaller investments in legacy platforms, says Google (GOOG -1%) enterprise chief Amit Singh. Steelmaker Posco and airline ANA Holdings are among the Asian companies embracing Apps. Google has also bagged some big U.S. clients, but growth has been slowed by security concerns and big investments in Microsoft Office (MSFT +0.3%), as well as user familiarity with the latter. Gartner estimates Microsoft still has 93% of the productivity software market, and 80% of the corporate e-mail space. Redmond is counting on Office 365 (more expensive than Apps, but comes with on-premise app support) to keep businesses loyal.
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  • Transcripts&10-K's
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    I remember when articles like this first started popping up in a big way back in 2006/2007 (one from Bloomberg quoted Google's now departed Enterprise chief proclaiming this would be big business for Google in 5-10 years); since then, MBD has increased it's annual sales and earnings by about 50%, and brought in $15.7B in operating profit for MSFT in the most recent fiscal year.

     

    We can't say much for Google since their opaque financial reporting doesn't provide any details on the company's success on their long list of focus areas, but at least we now know that more than half of the Fortune 500 "use some paid form of the software across their business" (a statement that brings up more questions than it answers).

     

    I hope that someday Google will break out the financials.
    16 Jul 2013, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • gmmpa
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    And I don't care what they do as long as they report good earning growth and high free cash flow.
    16 Jul 2013, 09:57 PM Reply Like
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