Google Docs: 20% of Businesses Use Cloud Competitor to Microsoft Word

The near total dominance of Microsoft Office in the workplace may be getting a serious challenge from Google Docs, according to a new survey by market research firm IDC. The study finds that about 1-in-5 companies reported that Google Docs is “widely used” in their workplace, however possibly as a compliment to Microsoft Office. IDCs survey of 262 people, a significant number of whom are senior managers at various sized businesses, points to rapidly increasing interest in Googles cloud-based office application.A similar survey by IDC, a sister company of Computerworlds parent company, IDG, in December 2007 found that 5% of those surveyed reported that Google Docs was “widely used” at their workplace. IDCs most recent survey, done in July, found wide use of Google Docs in 19.5% of the companies surveyed.

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