Comparing How Gmail Measures Up to Outlook & Exchange?
Find Out Which is Right for Your Enterprise
Starting with the free version of Gmail in 2004, Google revolutionized the concept of web-based, spam-less, hosted e-mail for consumers. Gmail and Google Apps for Business continued this revolution, offering businesses a viable alternative to on-premises Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. Yet not every organization, department or division believes they can switch from Outlook to Gmail or that the time is right to "Go Google".
IT decision makers wondering if their organization and users are too dependent on Microsoft Office, Outlook and Exchange to make the move to Google need to analyze the following:
- Actual Feature Usage
Knowing the features that users depend on and how they stack up against Gmail is important for selection, training and migration from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps.
- Storage Quota Usage & Cost
Multi-gigabyte Outlook mailboxes are common and often place an undue burden on Microsoft Exchange Server administrators. Knowing the cost and quota warnings of current e-mail storage by division and user can significant impact the thinking among IT leaders contemplating alternatives.
- Mobile & Remote Access Needs
Mobile and remote access support often don't figure into the equation when contemplating the Total Cost of Ownership of Outlook vs Gmail. Nevertheless, mobile computing requirements should be part of the equation when comparing on-premises versus cloud-based e-mail.
Choose Wisely with CloudReady
Exoprise CloudReady is a cloud-based, automated assessment service that delivers all of the above insights and more. CloudReady quickly and securely analyzes feature use patterns, cost, reliability and a wealth of additional data buried deep within Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory Servers. With the results of a CloudReady assessment, IT decision makers are empowered with the data-driven insights to fully evaluate the needs of the organization and to develop the right strategy.