Google Cloud Platform - Spreadsheets as Data Stores
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.