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