Oracle Launches Cloud Office, Eyes Google, Microsoft

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Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) on Wednesday rolled out Cloud Office, an effort to grab a piece of the online productivity suite pie. If successful, Oracle’s Cloud Office could compete with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) among others.

In a statement, Oracle billed its Cloud Office as a Web and mobile suite that “enables Web 2.0-style collaboration and mobile document access.” Cloud Office promises compatibility with Microsoft Office and integration with Open Office 3.3, which was also launched Wednesday. On a blog post, Oracle provides a demonstration video and other data.

With the effort, Oracle has built in hooks to its enterprise applications. For instance, Open Office 3.3 connects with Oracle’s business intelligence and E-Business Suite as well as Sharepoint. Like previous versions Open Office is built on the open document format (ODF).

Here’s Oracle’s data sheet on Open Office.

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