Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
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Google is a provider of online services, full stop. If you expect to live in a hybrid world, with some capabilities delivered on-premises and some delivered in the cloud, you'll have to juggle that mix on your own. Microsoft has put a lot into letting IT license and manage users across on-premises and cloud-computing deployments with the same administrative interfaces and tools, such as Windows PowerShell. Customers will see on-premises-versus-on-demand users and will be able to manage that mix and move departments, divisions, and business units from within one, familiar management environment.
IT Service Management Must EvolveThe idea of technology being delivered as a service appeals to the 409 IT pros responding to our Service-Oriented IT Survey. But cloud providers are competing for that work, and CIOs are being selective.