By billy.cripe on Mar 24, 2008
Yep, Kominetz gets it right HERE when pointing out that ECM systems still have a huge hurdle to overcome when dealing with
1) the pervasive create in MS Office on my desktop paradigm
2) the extra clicks it takes to get items into the system in the first place.
While he points to Google Docs & Spreadsheets (cool, hip etc) as a potential paradigm shifter I'll promote invisible (or transparent, with a hat tip to Pie) ECM as the enterprise way to go. Throw in some Web 2.0 functionality to ease the contribution process and make it sexy looking and it's good to go.
While the all-inclusive model of Google Docs dissolves the content problem of how to stick it in (you create and edit and maintain all in the same "place") it does so at an unbearable enterprise cost - at least today.
CFO to CIO: "where did you say our 4th Quarter Numbers were???"
CIO to CFO: "in Google Docs and Spreadsheets Sir. We're Saving tons of money"
CFO to CIO: "Did you Read the Terms of Service?? Lets take a trip to legal...."
From the (US) TOS, 11.1 for Docs and Spreadsheets(http://www.google.com/google-d-s/terms.html)
"Section 11.1 of the Terms of Service governing Google Docs is replaced in its entirety by: