Google announced today that over 3 million businesses have "gone Google", meaning they've switched to Google Apps. in addition to that, Google says over 30 million individual users within businesses, schools, and organizations are using the company's messaging and collaboration tools.
These are a couple of the announcements Google has made today as it hosts CIOs and IT professionals in Paris at its cloud computing event, Google Atmosphere. The company also announced two-step verification, which was discussed here, and mobile editing in Google Docs on Android and iPad.
The mobile functionality will be coming to users around the world in the next few weeks, the company says.
"Only cloud computing is able to deliver the whole package of productivity-enhancing collaboration, superior reliability and virtually unlimited scale at a price that’s affordable for any size organization," says Dave Girouard, President, Google Enterprise. "Our Atmosphere event is a nice opportunity to step back and fully appreciate the power of the cloud with customers and future customers alike."
Last week, Google Apps partner lead Scott McMullan shared some thoughts with us about growing customer interest in the Google Apps marketplace, which should only continue to increase interest in Google Apps itself. The Marketplace has over 200 installable apps. With the number of businesses using Google Apps growing, developers are likely to keep this number increasing as well.