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.