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Google Docs: cloudless skys ahead?

In Information industry, Web 2.0 & all that on April 14, 2008 by Alan Lovell Tagged: , ,

Google and their Google Docs, which are worrying Microsoft, have taken another step towards world domination by making Google Docs available offline. It’s all to do with cloud computing, wherein rather than using local software, one uses remotely hosted software (a little like me writing this blog using the remotely hosted WordPress authoring software). This offers the advantage of firms not having to pay huge piles of cash for lots of local software, disk space, not to mention IT departments etc. However, if you’re away from the internet or wherever the hosted service may be, i.e. the cloud, you no longer have access to the software or the documents you’re working on. But…

“… with Google Docs offline, I can take my little piece of the cloud with me wherever I go.”

Apparently Adobe are developing something cloudy too, Adobe AIR.

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One Response to “Google Docs: cloudless skys ahead?”

  1. […] or third, after Google Docs etc) warning for Microsoft that their core business is under attack. Cloud computing, here we […]

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