Is Google mature enough for the enterprise?
“The enterprise business is core to Google's future. Its approach to collaboration has potential benefits. But are IT directors ready to give it a go?
The company is known for its Software as Service tools, which include collaboration and the Google+ social network. Big Query provides business intelligence in the cloud and it recently introduced the Google Compute Engine for Infrastructure as a Service.
Companies like academic publisher Pearson have embraced the Google model, to deliver collaboration software with greater flexibility than using Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
Prior to Office 365 and Skype, Microsoft collaboration was based on the Windows platform. While Microsoft works well in a traditional IT-centric view of desktop services, supplying a standard suite of software products to users, the world has moved on.”
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