I attended many great sessions while at Google I/O.  I really started to see the where they are going with using Google Spreadsheets as data stores.

I have used as data stores for quite a while, but they are really pushing for them to store enterprise data, application data, web site data, and much more.

Way back in the day when i was doing non-profit work I went and conducted a needs assement at a large educational non-profit.  To build a specification for developming a new administrative system.

Went I first went in I was told there there is a central database system by the management.  After conducting my multi day technoloy needs assessment I found out that the real staff utilized many many spreadsheets as data stores to get their work done.  They rarely used the central system.

I find this to be common across many organizations.

This is why I think Google Apps has huge potential for the spreadsheets to be majorly adopted as data stores for the masses in non-profits, business, and enterprises.

I’ll talk more formerly about this later.

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