Caution: Disruption Ahead

Google Drive Now Converts Microsoft Docs

Caution: Disruption AheadVirginia Backaitis recently wrote “Psst, Microsoft: Look What Gmail Users Can Do Now,” for CMSwire. She points out that Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the cloud, and they’re both pretty sure that providing services around content is key. Google, of course, is trying to disrupt Microsoft’s control of large accounts through their Office products.

Google provides a suite of business tools that pretty well mirror those Office products, but they don’t have the polish and full functionality of the Office counterparts. Well, at least, they didn’t. Google announced on its Google Drive blog that it’s made it easy for Google Doc users to edit Office files that arrive as Gmail attachments. To do this, all you have to do is click on the new edit icon in Gmail and attachments will be converted to Google docs. Google also provides a way to edit Office documents in their original format via a Chrome extension.

Google Is on The Move

With untold initiatives through Google’s commercial and charitable efforts, Google is disrupting businesses and industries on all fronts here at home and abroad. Technology continues to advance, and opens up new opportunities for new innovative and disruptive products and services. Technology drives Innovation, and Innovation Drives Disruption.

Smart Watch IllustrationIn these disruptive times when we see so much change around us, businesses are being told to rethink themselves, reinvent how they do business, because we, as consumers, are changing how we live and how we work. CabForward℠ has always had a business philosophy of putting the customer first, partnering with them, but it isn’t always easy to know what the customer values. What we have learned over the years, however, is that our client-partners value the efficiencies and economies provided by lean and agile practices combined with yoking development and operations into DevOps.

CabForward’s philosophy captures the same forward-thinking principles as agile and lean software development: individuals and interactions over processes and tools; working software over comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration over contract negotiation; responding to change over following a plan. This is the way businesses succeed, and it’s our way of keeping pace with our client-partners needs.