Google hunts down Microsoft Office

Microsoft campusMicrosoft Office is still a cash generator for the Redmond outfit but now it looks like Google wants to snaffle that business from it in the enterprise market.

Google said in a statement that it will not charge for its Google Apps for Work software for three years and will also subsidise companies that want to move from the Microsoft software to its own.

Google already makes a considerable amount of money from its software and services, and the attraction to enterprises could be that they won’t have to sign long contracts for programs – that’s the Microsoft model.

Instead, Google wants to offer subscriptions which will give access to software and end up costing companies far less.

Microsoft isn’t sitting down on the cloud front – its Office 365 is a cloud product that seems to be doing pretty well.