No, they aren’t leaving their sprawling campus … they just continue to make moves in the whole enterprise support space. When they bought Writely and turned it into Google Docs it was interesting. Then there was Spreadsheet and just the other day they announce Google Presentations. This morning I was sent email by several people that pointed to various reports of Google making another big move — this time they purchased Marratech.
If you are unaware, Marratech is a cross-platform desktop conferencing and collaboration environment. It allows people to do all sorts of things such as video conference, share desktops, applications, presentations, and other things in that space. It appears to me as though we are starting to see a major push by Google to own the new suite of business applications — all managed and accessed via your Google identity (Gmail account). We’ll have to keep an eye on how this one starts to shake down.