IT Management Slideshow: Nine Ways Google Has Failed CIOs
There are some companies that just about every CIO can point to and say that they have delivered outstanding enterprise services. Over the last couple years, one of those companies has been Google. The search giant has done a much better job, of late, delivering enterprise solutions that CIOs can actually get behind. And, perhaps most importantly, Google has done so with the same level of professionalism that it has brought to the consumer market. But Google, like Microsoft, Cisco, HP, and other enterprise-friendly tech firms, isn't perfect. In fact, in many ways, the company has failed CIOs. Whether we consider Google's decisions around the Android smartphone OS, or its slow trek to delivering more power in Google Docs, the firm still has a long way to go before it enters the pantheon of true enterprise greats. Here are nine ways the company is letting CIOs down.
If there's anything that corporate users are after, it's a high-powered productivity suite. And when it comes to Google Docs, the solution falls short of expectations. The biggest issue is Google's Spreadsheet application, which doesn't offer the same power as Microsoft's Excel. The time has come for Google to start delivering far more power than it has in the past.