3 reasons why Office 365 is better than Google Apps
If your work necessitates occasional business trips away from the office, and you access your data from different devices, you are probably aware of all content editing benefits provided by cloud apps. The question is no longer whether to move to the cloud, but what cloud services plan to get.
Microsoft Office 365 VS. Google Apps
Today, there probably isn’t a single computer literate person who has never used at least one Office tool (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint…) to edit documents, create presentations or write down notes. However, the world of cloud apps has many alternatives, including the most commonly mentioned Google Apps package.
Office 365 and Google Apps are software suites for editing data in the cloud that provide access to documents from anywhere and from any device via the Internet. It doesn’t matter if you are in a cafe by the sea or in the office, cloud apps allow you to access your business documents on your mobile phone, table or computer, simply by connecting to the Internet.
Main advantages of the Office 365 package
1. Office 365 is compatible with all documents
Does it bother you when the document sent by your colleague contains text splattered all over Word or Excel? This happens with Google Apps documents sent to clients who aren’t using Google Apps. The main problem behind Google Apps is the incompatibility with tools such as Word and Excel, which are very popular in all business environments.
2. All Office apps can be installed on 5 devices completely free
One of the biggest advantages of Office 365 is the option to install the entire Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) on up to 5 devices: 5 computers, 5 mobile phones or 5 tablets. However, this doesn’t mean that you can purchase 1 Office 365 license and share it between five employees, rather you have the option to let each employee install Office on his business device, and also on his private hardware. Google Apps has no such option.
3. Microsoft guarantees maximum security of your data
Security is one of the most important components of any provided service. Office 365 is compliant with the highest standards of enterprise information security (ISO 27001), as well as data protection in the cloud (ISO 27018), data protection standard based on EU legislation (Safe Harbour), FISMA certification and many others. On the other hand, Google also operates within the legal framework for the movement of data within the EU, but isn’t Safe Harbor certified.
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