Microsoft UK recently posted an ‘Office 365 vs Google Apps‘ presentation to SlideShare, positioned as a day in the life of an IT professional.
We don’t entirely agree with all of the points made. And as we happen to be a subscribing customer of both Office 365 and Google Apps, we thought we’d add our own comments based on actual experiences.
The modified presentation is embedded below.
Personally, I think the presentation is weak and damages Microsoft’s credibility. Far better arguments could have been easily made to show where Office 365 is superior to Google Apps for business activities.
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This is a very well-put-together presentation, and remained objective throughout.
I really hate MS’s marketing department. Why should you need to lie and deceive when you can truly show your product being better in some / many situations? It seems like the truth is never good enough for those guys, and that they have been living in an environment of FUD for so long that they don’t even realize it’s slimy.
A lot of people who work at Microsoft have always worked for software vendors, straight from graduating college. And for some, that wasn’t too long ago. There’s an old quote “Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence”. I don’t mean it to sound that harsh but I’d guess whoever put the slides together has very little real-world business experience. If they do have, well then your explanation may be closer than mine…