Google Offering Premier Apps Seminars?

    March 2, 2007

Last week, Google unveiled its Premier Apps service amid much blogosphere banter and speculation, namely to the tune that the search company is now, in effect, throwing its hat in the ring as a direct competitor to Microsoft in the enterprise sector when it comes to office applications.

Two key features of Premier Apps immediately stood out most analysts when Google released the initial feature list:

Cost – Google is charging $50 per user each year for its Premier Apps service, an aspect of the service that gives the company significant leverage against Microsoft Office, which carries a higher price tag.