Considering a Switch to Google Apps from Microsoft Exchange?
Make the Right Decision for Your Organization
No longer just a consumer-oriented e-mail system, Google Apps for Business offers organizations a powerful communications and collaboration alternative to Microsoft Office and Exchange — often at a significant savings over in-house installations. Yet not every company, division or end-user is ready to "Go Google". Each organization needs to compare Google Apps versus Microsoft Exchange based on their own unique needs.
To take advantage of offerings such as Google Apps or Gmail for Business, enterprises must first analyze their existing systems and usage for the following:
- Total Cost of Ownership
Cloud application providers are often able to leverage economies of scale - but your organization's costs may actually be lower. The TCO of an Exchange migration should include training & integration costs and be fully factored into your automated assessment.
- Application Dependencies
An organization's Exchange servers may have internal dependencies or be tightly integrated with other in-house systems. These dependencies should be analyzed during a Google Apps to Exchange Server migration assessment.
- Enterprise Collaboration Needs
Moving to the cloud isn't all about cost savings. Understanding the organization's collaboration needs and the available productivity benefits are critical to an effective comparison of Google Apps and Microsoft Office.
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.