I spent a good amount of time playing about with Google Sites last night. I’m not over enamoured. In fact I’m decidedly underwhelmed. Usability in parts of the application is dreadful. I had hoped that in releasing this service, Google would validate the wiki market for the SMB. To the extent it is out there, the answer is yes, but with issues like this, credibility gets badly dented very quickly.
Google’s Management Director of Enterprise Matthew Glotzbach called the combined products under Google Apps a “Microsoft Sharepoint killer” because it’s allowing businesses to collaborate without all that expensive Microsoft software.
- in its current shape it is not a Sharepoint killer. People will always pay for something that works. Free is optional.