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interview Matt Glotzbach on Google Apps

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
14 years ago2,551 views

Read it all on C-NET: news.com.com/2061-12572_3-6110 ...

They are looking to integrate writely, spreadsheets & other stuff.
He's talking about API's & single sign on!
Premium will be mainly concerning fixed SLA's...
Etc. Etc.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"There will be a paid, premium version this year."
Interesting. How many of Google services are paid so far? I remember the old Blogger had a premium option, there's Google Answers, and there's hardware like Google Mini, but otherwise I don't think Google goes this way often. Maybe they want to appeal to those company decision makers who think if it's free it can't be good :)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp: as premium is a mainly meant as a support (or SLA) offer, it makes sense imo. It's difficult to advertise in a support call ;-).

An other service that is premium, extra Gigs for Google Photo...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Just as having a budget line for every expense is important, things like uptime are huge as well. Companies are looking for reliablity. With a free service, Google can just inform the customer that, owell, it down until we fix it; when you have a contract you can add an uptime clause, which is the dpendability a large organization requires. The old adage "time==money" comes to mind...

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