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 certainly covers instant messaging and presence awareness. Yet with Lync Online, Microsoft has gone beyond Office Communicator to create a pervasive IM, presence, calling, online meetings, and videoconferencing experience that cuts across Office 365 services and, indeed, other Microsoft applications, like Dynamics CRM. It's social glue for far-flung organizations, and Google doesn't match what's offered in multiparty online meeting and videoconferencing capabilities.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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