I hear that Google's coming out with yet-another-web-browser and the product development guy in me immediately says, "Oh great. A third incompatible web browser I'll have to develop and test with." And for what, because Google thinks they can build a better mousetrap? Does the world really need another web browser?
But I look at it this way. Enterprises must have more stability around the software running on their corporate desktops. IE's the dominant player there, with estimates of about 70% of total desktops running IE, so it will take something very compelling to displace IE from the corporate desktop. Apps with Google Gears? Better browser tie in between Google Chrome and the browser on Google Android phones? Possibly, but I doubt that will move the browser needle. That leaves Google to battle for more of the Firefox, Mozilla, and Safari browser market share. I'm not convinced enterprise IT will find Chrome all that shiny.
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