Google Cloud Platform - Spreadsheets as Data Stores
02 Jun 2009I 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.