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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Office 365 works with Windows Phone, iOS (iPhone/iPad), Symbian, Android, and BlackBerry. Email's not generally a problem on any device, but "works with" and "works well" are two different things where other apps are concerned. We don't see the sense in reserving "the best experience" (meaning device-native apps) for Windows Phone, as Microsoft says it will favor, when the market is dominated by iPhone and Android. And when it comes to the iPad, Microsoft's tightly packed ribbon interfaces are downright touch-navigation unfriendly. Google is doing a better job of delivering usable interfaces for tablets.
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.