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What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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11/18/2013 | 10:40:54 AM
Microsoft Office 365 V Google Apps
Interesting to read that GSA is having such a positive experience with cloud-based email, Richard. Wondering if the majority of federal agencies are standardizing around Google Apps or are some considering Microsoft Office 365? 
samicksha
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samicksha,
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11/18/2013 | 10:53:37 AM
Re: Microsoft Office 365 V Google Apps
One common point i see between these two, they both are leading cloud based applications, but i see MS win in terms of presentation, you will hardly find anyone using slides in enterprise, powerpoint still rules and parallel to this Google takes win in terms of IM and VC..Lycn still has long way to go..
rwwalker
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rwwalker,
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11/21/2013 | 10:59:03 AM
Re: Microsoft Office 365 V Google Apps
Marilyn,

Some agencies, such as GSA and NOAA, are going for Google, while others are migrating to Microsoft, such as EPA and USDA. The Army is providing an option for both platforms to non-users of the Defense Enterprise Email system.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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11/21/2013 | 11:04:08 AM
Re: Microsoft Office 365 V Google Apps
Thanks, Richard. Do you have any sense of the reasons behind the choice of platform? For example, better integration with existing enterprise apps, or performance characteristics? 
WKash
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WKash,
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11/22/2013 | 11:14:17 AM
Re: Microsoft Office 365 V Google Apps
Marilyn, I believe one reason for the continued heavy reliance on Microsoft is the dominance of SharePoint which a majority of agencies embraced in recent years to collaborate.  Familiarity and control over presentation make it a hard habit to break.  If IT has it's share of server-huggers, so does senior management which has its share of Microsoft Office huggers.


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