Are Google Apps and Microsoft heading for a showdown?

Tuesday - 6/1/2010, 3:10pm EDT

Google's Application platform is awaiting an imminent stamp of approval from the federal government. FCW reports that Google hopes its Web-based application package can displace Microsoft's entrenched hold on some parts of the government market. But it may have a tough time making any significant inroads into a market that Microsoft has dominated for years. Google introduced the Apps suite in 2007. In the fall of 2009, the software package began the FISMA-certification process.

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