Why companies choose Microsoft BPOS / Office 365 over Google Apps
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Today, Computerworld published a good article by Shane O’Neill titled “Why We Chose Exchange Online, Not Google Apps”
The author of the article, based on customer testimonials, explains why Winston-Salem selected Microsoft hosted Outlook over Google Apps. While I have touched on this point many times over, for every business owner, it always comes down to three key criteria:
- How familiar are my employees with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office applications vs. Gmail and Google Apps?
- How much money have we already invested in Microsoft licenses, i.e. Microsoft Office, SharePoint, etc?
- Extent of required end-user training we will have to provide to ensure that the solution is quickly adopted by all employees