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Google re-launch JotSpot as "Google Sites"

The Internet giant Google Inc. is launching "Google Sites", formerly known as JotSpot.

Google re-launch JotSpot as "Google Sites" Google Inc. announced on Wednesday the re-launch of JotSpot as "Google Sites". The Internet giant acquired JotSpot, a hosted wiki platform for building collaborative websites, back in October of 2006 for undisclosed terms, and the search engine company is finally revamping the tool under the new name. Google Sites is a simple Web site publishing tool for office workers to set up and run their team collaboration sites, taking aim at Microsoft Corp's rival SharePoint franchise.

 The new service is yet another element in the growing Google Apps suite, allowing users to organize and share digital information such as Web links, calendars, photos, videos, presentations, attachments and other documents, without any technical knowledge. And unlike SharePoint, Google Sites is hosted on Google computers and is free to users of Google Apps, which itself costs pennies on the dollar compared to the Microsoft tools. "Creating a team web site has always been too complicated, requiring dedicated hardware and software as well as programming skills. We think this is SharePoint-like, but better," said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google's Enterprise unit.

 Published on 02/28/2008

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