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2016: Google Apps And Office 365

Content, Mobile Support, And Ecosystems Will Define Success

November 20, 2013

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  • By TJ Keitt
  • with Khalid Kark,
  • Alan Weintraub,
  • Rob Koplowitz,
  • Philipp Karcher,
  • Christian Kane,
  • Kelsey Murphy

Why Read This Report

Sixty-five percent of software decision-makers tell us they plan to use or already have begun using collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS). Fueling a lot of this interest is the availability of robust cloud collaboration and productivity suites from Google and Microsoft. As IT leaders consider these suites though, they're increasingly looking beyond just low-cost alternatives to on-premises technologies. They seek new capabilities that will help their businesses address the challenges of today's fast-paced, information-rich, global business environment. Addressing these needs will guide how Google and Microsoft develop their offerings over the next two years. This report describes the nature of this evolution and the capabilities it will unleash for organizations.

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Table of Contents

  • CIOs Expect Cloud Collaboration To Help Revolutionize Their Business
  • Microsoft And Google Will Revise Their Cloud Value Propositions
  • Content Services Unify Content Creation, Sharing, And Management
  • Anywhere Access To Content Services Is The Bedrock Of Productivity
  • Strong Partner Ecosystems Help Drive Business Change

  • Google And Microsoft Make A Good Start But Have More Work To Do
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