Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Google Sites: Competition to Basecamp

I have been writing on how much the newly announced Google Sites looks like a potential competitor to 37 signal's Basecamp. This looks to be even more the case reading from the notes Andrew Miller took during a presentation by Googler Scott Johnston (emphasis mine):

Based on JotSpot collaboration tools, Sites will allow business to set up intranets, project management tracking, customer extranets, and any number of custom sites based on multi-user collaboration.
Google Apps is currently priced per user, which works well for intranets. But it won't for an extranet collaboration tool: you don't want to have to pay something extract for each additional person who has access to the site. Basecamp charges by project, which makes sense. Let's see how Google reconciles Google Apps per-user pricing model with the per-site or per-project pricing model that makes more sense for extranets.

5 comments:

FreshBrandon said...

For smaller projects (i.e. not corporate intranets), check out Facebook's MyOffice app. It's a great place to collaborate with your Facebook friends, keep a schedule of meetings, assign and track tasks, upload and share files, and discuss. It also provides a dashboard for each project, and an overall dashboard that let's you keep up to speed on activity for all your projects.

Natalija said...
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Alessandro Vernet said...

Natalija, sorry but I removed your comment as it looks too much like spam (vaguely related to the original post, reads like advertisement, includes link to commercial product).

Natalija said...

Alessandro,
Sorry for the inconveniences, but I suggest you to take a few minutes and look over ProjectOffice.net, since you may find it interesting and valuable enough as project management web application. My attention was not to spam anyone,(sorry if I did it). I just wanted to inform you about another project management online solution which offers the ability to manage simple or more complex projects, assign tasks to project members with a simple click, track time, expenses, and project related issues and use wikis to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Alessandro Vernet said...

Natalija, understood. Thank you for the pointer.