IT pundit Nicholas Carr, the guy who wrote the famous piece, “IT Doesn’t Matter” has an interesting article wondering if Google should buy Intuit.
He makes a strong case.
He argues that now that Google is SELLING apps to businesses, it might as well buy Intuit and have a solid online accounting program to add to its offering, in addition to the other applications in Intuit’s arsenal of software (home accounting, home tax, business accounting, business tax, database and more).
Carr writes Google has begun to nibble at the business market, introducing its $50-per-employee-per-month package of personal productivity applications, Google Apps, and buying up some little companies like JotSpot, a purveyor of corporate wikis. Now the time has come for the fast-growing company to take a bigger bite out of the enterprise pie. And the best way to do that would be to buy Intuit. I would argue, in fact, that there’s no company that provides a better immediate fit with Google than does the maker of QuickBooks, Quicken, and TurboTax.
Read the related ZDNet article as well.
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