Microsoft and Capgemini Group today announced that Capgemini will market and sell Microsoft BPOS (online versions of Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, and Live Meeting) within its Infostructure Transformation Services group.
The interesting thing here is that back in September 2007, Capgemini made a big splash in announcing that it would market and sell Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE). The market interpreted that announcement as giving an air of legitimacy to GAPE–after all, major league consultants such as Capgemini were signing up to sell it. However, other than a press release announcing that it had installed GAPE at its own customer support center, I haven’t heard a peep out of Capgemini in the intervening 2+ years about its success with GAPE. In six months, it will be interesting to see which Capgemini program has more installs: GAPE or BPOS.