January 3rd, 2008 | Published in Google Enterprise
On January 2nd, Intelligent Enterprise unveiled its take on the most influential vendors that will drive the intelligent enterprise. I'm glad to report that Google was on their list of top companies that will matter the most in 2008, thereby winning an Intelligent Enterprise 2008 Editors' Choice Award.
Their rationale was based on the impact being felt by Google's products in the enterprise, both today and in the near future. For instance, with regards to enterprise search, they mention that "Google has singlehandedly reshaped the enterprise search market - and the expectations of search performance." Regarding Google Earth, they acknowledge that Google "was among the pioneers of Ajax in delivering Google Earth, and the dynamic interfaces and mashups of RIA are now trickling down into the corporate world". And finally, regarding Google Apps, they mention that "Google's foray into Web-based productivity tools has yielded Google Gears, which will help enterprise-oriented software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors everywhere solve the problem of working with on-demand software offline".
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