It’s been rumored that the multinational search engine company has signed an agreement with GM to use Google Apps.
One of the largest and oldest automobile manufacturer, General Motors, is reported to be on the lookout for a new employee collaboration system. It currently uses IBM’s Lotus Notes, which is often criticized as being outdated and cumbersome. It’s been rumored that GM has already signed a agreement with Google to provide 100,000 users with access to Google Apps. However, multinational company Microsoft is also vowing for GM’s attention with its cloud computing technology that also makes it easier for employees to communicate, share and collaborate on projects and documents.
At this stage, both Google and Microsoft have declined to comment on this claim. In addition, a GM spokesperson stated that there has been no decision made by the company to deploy Google Apps but it always evaluates its IT option.
If Google does sign on the contract with GM, it would be a big win for the tech company as it’s had difficulties deterring larger companies to move away from using Microsoft Office.