Well now that Google is throwing its hat in the ring that’s been dominated by Microsoft and its popular suite of business applications, we should break them down for you here. We’ll help you to understand the two platforms and decide which is best all-in-one document management suite for your Atlanta business, Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite.
Let’s begin with the incumbent heavyweight champion – Microsoft Office 365. It has everything office and project managers love – versatility, accessibility, collaborative efficiency, and agility in the cloud.
Says Tech Radar on Microsoft Office 365 2016: “Office 365 is a simple and cost-effective way to get a powerful range of cloud Office services plus access to regular new features in desktop Office 2016. Microsoft is doing well in terms of making useful improvements on a regular basis, although some fresh tools are basic and some changes are a step backward. Smaller companies will appreciate the reliability and the simple interface, but there are powerful options for larger firms too.”
What about the challenger, Google G Suite?
Described by Google themselves as, “A set of intelligent apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar to connect the people in your company, no matter where in the world they are,” Google G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) claims to provide new business, small business, and enterprise solutions to all your business document problems.
For those who’ve been used to using Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, etc., it appears to be a sensible choice.
However, recent issues with personal privacy, data exfiltration and intrusion by Google (due to its agreements with government agencies that make it an effective cyber-spy) have soured many folks on using Google mail, Drive, Docs, or even the search engine itself, which dims the prospect of this latest Google gambit.
Sticking with what works – the Office 365 story.
Microsoft’s more selective security features and perennially-touted wealth of benefits seem to be more welcoming to millions of discerning enterprises. That, coupled with Office 365’s “Every business’ best friend” aura has put its horse out front of Google G Suite by a few furlongs on the comparative use question.
Does Centerpoint offer anything like tutorials or webinars on Microsoft programs and apps?
Absolutely! In fact, Centerpoint is bringing an exciting wealth of information on data management platforms like Microsoft Office 365 to the table, by hosting a do-not-miss Microsoft Office 365 Test Drive seminar in Atlanta on May 16 and 17, 2017.
Our Office 365 experts are long-time Microsoft consultants who will assist you in quickly sorting out the tech-speak and translating it to executive-level productivity for the average large or small businesses in Atlanta.
Great! How do we get started with you as our Atlanta Microsoft partner?
Right away! Just give us a call at (404) 781-0220, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And, remember, Centerpoint is hosting our Microsoft Office 365 “Test Drive” seminar in Atlanta on May 16 and 17 as your local Microsoft partner in Atlanta – and we hope to see you there!
Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Date: 13th May 2017, Author: Chris Chao