"I fully agree that offline access is important, but when is the last time you needed to access something and it was not available to you online."
In a carpark or other 'black spot' where my cellular signal suddenly vanishes.. In my office when back hoe joe is working in our street or when an employee/spouse fiddles with something they have knowledge of... it happens.. ever felt that icy grip on your bowels when suddenly you cant locate a clients email addy or phone number because you've been cut off from the net? 25Gb email etc storage hosted in a M$ datacenter for AU$4/month, not too shabby for a small business user.
"Furthermore, you can still download any document you foresee needing without internet access. Given that the most communication in my company happens with individuals who have Android Smartphones helps, I'm sure."
I use Android phones in my business. When we purchase a new Android CP we dont even bother to enter a google account, just give the credentials of the exchange server and bingo, email/contacts/calendar sync'd to the phone just the same as Google but without the questionable privacy of Gmail.
All our files etc are kept on Skydrive which i can access from our PC's, Mac's, Android & iPhones. We use 'the app called Foldersync' to keep copies of important stuff on the Skydrive sync'd to the SD card storage of the phones.
25Gb Skydrive storage for free.
25Gb + 25Gb more than enough for our needs at the moment thank you very much
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