November 29, 2012
For all there is to like about Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG ) Apps alternative to Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Office suite, Gmail compares poorly to Outlook when it comes to managing tasks and projects.
Gmail adherents will counter -- rightly -- that they've a choice of any number of third-party task managers, including Remember The Milk and Toodledo. Nevertheless, I find it weird that Gmail's relatively obtuse alternative is tucked away in a hidden tab. Ignoring this space has encouraged up-and-comers to seek gains from pairing task management and social collaboration tools.
Take Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE ) , which recently purchased team task manager Producteev1 for an undisclosed sum. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and developer Justin Rosenstein have created a similar system called Asana2 while salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM ) has Do.com. Why isn't Google taking this market more seriously? Find out more in the video below.
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