Microsoft's Office cloud apps and storage are one of the Web's best-kept secrets. Why settle for Google Docs?
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How does 25GB of free online storage, a free version of Microsoft Office (including OneNote), file access on mobile devices, and an automatic synced backup of up to 5GB on your PCs and Macs sound to you? Too good to be true? All of this is available right now if you have or are willing to create a Microsoft Live ID.
Before we go on, just a friendly reminder: Storing sensitive or confidential material in the cloud can be a risky proposition and might violate legal obligations. Check with your management before using any cloud storage service for information that belongs to an entity other than you.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?