Google wants to use its search dominance to trump Microsoft in the workplace

Google CEO Sundar PichaiAP While Google Apps is making some big strides in selling to business customers, Microsoft Office is still the de facto standard in software for getting work done. But there’s one thing that Google is, and has always been, better at than its rivals at Microsoft: Search. In fact, Google boasts, it’s been providing search solutions to businesses for the last 15 years.  “We’re not new players by any means,” says Google Director of Product Management Ryan Tabone. On Monday, Google is turning that expertise into a nifty new product with Springboard, a tool for its Google Apps for Works customers, that lets you search all your data across the whole suite of Google productivity tools. Springboard is only open to a few customers today, but Google is planning…


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