The biggest names in online productivity suites are Google Apps and
Office 365. But it can be a minefield to figure out the array of
functions and the costs of each for a handful of users versus a
corporation with 500-plus users.
Narrowing down the costs of each suite based on the number of users is easy with the Google Apps vs. Office 365: A side-by-side cost analysis.
discussed include hosted email, mobile email from an array of devices,
ability to host a public website, ability to use a company’s own domain
name and email addresses, ability to manage user accounts, calendar
sharing, encrypted connectivity for security, 24/7 phone support, and a
99.9 percent uptime guarantee.
The cost analysis
includes a toolkit in the download to allow for quick comparisons of
Google Apps for Business, Google Apps Vault, Office 365 Small Business,
Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office
365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, and Office 365 Enterprise
Read more about the two productivity suites and options in the cloud with ZDNet’s recent article on Office in the cloud and previous TechRepublic articles summarizing the features of both options.
Download the full cost comparison toolkit here: Google Apps vs. Office 365: A side-by-side cost analysis.