Heal your church office with online apps?

by Richard on June 20, 2007

Dean wonders if declares Microsoft Office is dead

…now is the time to see if Zoho, Google Apps and or various others are better suited to the office needs of your church and/or charitable organization

It’s hard to argue with that. Zoho and others are offering products that are more and more capable of challenging Microsoft’s dominance. They’re not quite there yet, and the chances are they’ll never have all the features of the Office equivalent. But be honest. Who uses all those features anyway?

And the online versions are streets ahead in one important respect: collaboration. I’ve used an online spreadsheet to work with my colleagues on our Circuit Plan, and it has proved to be a real boon. The biggest difficulty is persuading colleagues to give it a go.

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Mean Dean 06.20.07 at 3:40 pm

Hi Richard - thanks for the link , but I don’t wonder, I’m out and declaring it proudly.

Microsoft Office is dead - it just doesn’t know it yet.


Richard 06.20.07 at 3:52 pm

My apologies for misrepresenting you. I’ve amended the post accordingly.


Mean Dean 06.20.07 at 3:59 pm

I appreciate it - my mum is already having a hard enough time with the fact I’m so open about my office suite opinions …


Dave Faulkner 06.23.07 at 5:19 pm


There was a useful and thorough post on this subject yesterday at Read/Write Web>.


Richard 06.24.07 at 8:05 am

Thanks for that Dave.

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