Sixteen months ago, Google acquired JotSpot. This week, this acquisition amounted to something: JotSpot is now Google Sites, which is available to Google Apps users exclusively. The new Google Sites claims to "centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world." Essentially, it's a competitor to Microsoft's SharePoint service, which has been suggested by several news sources.
Here's an example company intranet page that can be created with the tool:
Since it's so new, not many have played with it in-depth yet. One forum member reports that it is very much like a personalized page, however. Overall, it's exciting news. SharePoint is a powerful tool and it will be interesting to see how Google Sites fares in comparison with additional tests and experimentation.
More coverage is at Techmeme