Office 365 vs. Google Apps


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Considering Office 365, but wondering if Google Apps is better? Maybe you should just stick with a traditional on-premise environment? Or maybe you know Office 365 is right, but you're not sure what version! These are the questions you ask us!

In this presentation, we explore the issues, research, and determine if you should move some, all, or none of your workloads to the cloud. We'll also cover what a hybrid approach is, and when it's best.

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Office 365 vs. Google Apps

  1. 1. Quick Facts
  2. 2. Microsoft Gold Partner Competencies Successes Pinpoint
  3. 3. Expertise
  4. 4. Get Social with C/D/H @cdhtweetstech /company/cdh /cdhtech
  5. 5. Your Presenter Gil Lalo Director of Client Services: Infrastructure MSc, CPEHR, CPHIT, CPHIMS
  6. 6. A subscription-based online Office and software-plus-services suite that offers access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform. Successor to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) – originally designed to provide hosted e-mail, social networking and collaboration, and cloud storage. First included hosted versions of Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Office Web Apps, along with access to the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop applications on the Enterprise plan. With the release of Office 2013, Office 365 expanded to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses, along with new plans aimed at general consumers.
  7. 7. Google Apps is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to Office, including Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, Talk, Drive, Play, Docs, News, Wallet and Sites. Google Apps for business is free for 30 days, $5 per user account a month thereafter, or $50 per year. Google Apps for Education is free and offers the same amount of storage. In addition to shared apps (calendar, docs, etc.), there is Google Apps Marketplace, an App "store" for Google user. It contains various apps, both free and for a fee, and can be installed to customize the Google experience.
  8. 8. Google’s Tactics
  9. 9. Disrupt the Market Browser-only Innovation Ship early, ship often! Good Enough Familiar, basic apps
  10. 10. Office 365 Partners (according to Interbrand) use Microsoft’s cloud productivity services
  11. 11. “Google Docs' importance will likely mean continued investment in Android clients. That's the lowest level of business support, one equally geared to individuals' personal documents as it is to real business work.” “But you can't edit the documents from the iPad or iPhone in the Google Drive app for iOS at all. Neither online nor offline. You can't create new documents, either…That’s pathetic.” “There is still one catch, however: offline editing is only for documents…you’ll need the latest version of Google Chrome and have the Google Drive Chrome web app installed.” “Google…acknowledged that it [new single privacy policy] would let it draw a more meaningful profile for advertisers…Google also tweaked its search results…excluding recommendations for Facebook and Twitter…” “Google's own attempt at a Gmail app for iPhone was a woeful dud. We expect the Gmail app to get better, if the Sparrow team will be working on it. Hopefully, the Sparrow app won't get worse.” “Microsoft was much more attractive in the long term…Office 365 is a…common platform onto which we can surface functionality. We want to build Web services for our schools and package them in SharePoint.” “I like what I see in the new Office, and if we've learned anything about the consumerization of IT, it's actually really important for employees to like their software.” “The new Office is the best Office…Without warning, the company is making beautiful, modern software, radically different from anything it's done before.”
  12. 12. Not addressing accessibility issues No HIPAA compliance Simple online administration Single management console DIY approach to administration No desktop deployment tools Seamless integration via native tools (Active DirSync, ADFS) Requires connectors, adapters, new servers, and custom code 12 months’ notice SLA covers all services 1 week notice (if at all) SLA only covers core services
  13. 13. Hangouts Google Plus
  14. 14. No offline coverage within the Google Apps service level agreement No access with any browser except for Chrome No ability to edit spreadsheets No ability to print documents Google recommends not working offline with shared documents to prevent data loss. If an online collaborator deletes the text you edit while offline, their changes will override yours If a collaborator deletes the document you’re editing offline, your changes will be lost when you come back online because the document will no longer exist. Google Drive Offline: on any devices? “Try to use offline editing for documents that you own and that won't be deleted without your knowledge.”
  15. 15. Google has tried to offer Offline capabilities and failed in the past with Gears Current solution offers a confusing and impractical offline experience “Google Docs is not really suitable for business use due to limited functionality and the lack of offline capabilities.”
  16. 16. Best experience across devices Stay connected to your business Security without compromise Run it the way you want Enable and improve mobile productivity Enable new ways of collaboration with social, voice & video Keep critical business data protected Reduce SW deployment & updates costs with streaming technology Increase employee sat & retention Simplify and save with peruser licensing Reduce costs of video conferencing, telephony and travel Streamline legal discovery Comply with industry and government regulations Accelerate adoption of online services Reduce IT operations costs with common tools
  17. 17. Great Offer Microsoft will help offset your deployment cost Enjoy all the benefits of our premium cloud services NOW
  18. 18. Enterprise Licensing for O365 Small Business Licensing for O365 Google Apps Pricing
  19. 19. “It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
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