When considering cloud solution the first recommendation that comes to mind is Google Apps for Work, a great service from Google to solve major enterprise email and storage problems. With its new inbox and google drive as well as docs, sheets, and slides
Google Apps is fast, lightweight, works on a wide range of devices, and is easy to use and administer. A very compelling product for SMEs. — techradar.com
- Competitively priced
- Easy to setup and administer
- Excellent online collaboration
- Good mobile support
Google Apps get high marks for simplicity; it offers two relatively straightforward plans.
Pricing is an important determining factor, but equally important for CIOs are the feature sets, security safeguards and user experiences of both platforms. The ideal cloud-based platform is secure, stable and simple for employees to learn and use. Cost is just one of the many concerns IT managers must consider when investing in cloud-based productivity platforms.
Eric Schlissel, CEO of IT consultancy GeekTek IT Services, says his company uses Google for Work, but more often than not he recommends Office 365 to clients because they are already heavily dependent and invested in Microsoft Outlook. Many business owners are reluctant to change the way their offices work, according to Schlissel.
“We tend to recommend Google for Work to clients with a younger and more tech-savvy workforce,” Schlissel says. “CIOs should look at how their employees use technology and work outwards from there.”