It's pretty amazing to think about what a company can now get for $10 a year:
A complete, web-based IT infrastructure for its business
A custom corporate portal/intranet for its employees
Corporate e-mail service
Corporate instant messaging
Calendar software and services
Web-site design software
And, by incorporating some other free Google services, the company also gets:
All the necessary storage, data backups, security, maintenance, and related services are included in the $10 price.
Other than some cheap PCs, a printer, and maybe a bookkeeping application, that pretty much covers all the information technology that most companies on earth require to run their businesses. (And I'll bet the bookkeeping app will arrive soon, perhaps through a partnership with Intuit.) So, if you're a small business or a school or a nonprofit, that's your new annual IT budget: ten bucks. Why spend more?
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
You might enjoy this post from Nicholas Carr's blog. Quoting a selection from this item:
Posted by Martin Weiss at 9:17 AM