Is your company in the cloud? Too afraid to implement Windows Azure or Amazon Cloud Services? Well, If you Google Docs offers a basic cloud-based document management system. Using Google Spreadsheet, a business can automate certain tasks like document queue, reporting and approval. For example, using Google’s Data API, a .NET application can be written to process files and move them from one location to another on the network, starting with a simple Google form submission.
Above, is a spreadsheet where each row represents a datagroup and it’s status. The datagroup is managed from a Windows service that updates it’s status in the Google doc everytime a process occurs.
It’s very easy to integrate the Google Data API into a .NET application
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