2 Reasons Google Beats Microsoft in the Cloud

gvm copyThere have been a number of epic rivalries throughout history –  Hatfield v. McCoy, Ali v. Frazier, Connors v. McEnroe, Coke v. Pepsi, Yankees v. Red Sox; iOS v. Android – all of which have proponents from one side or the other spewing why they are clearly better than their rival. Well, there is another battle ensuing in the world of cloud technology – it’s Google v. Microsoft, and just as in all other battles, we’re seeing tech experts speak out for who they believe the clear winner is. One such expert, Michael Spadaro of Profound Cloud, has picked his side and shares with us 2 major reasons why Google beats Microsoft in the cloud!

When it comes to helping small businesses work in the cloud, it’s a two-horse race between Google Apps for Business and Microsoft Office 365, with each sharing an equal part of the pie. While both have formidable market share and offer solid productivity and collaborative cloud solutions, one will always prevail over the other based on the specific criteria and needs of the business. Here is where Spadaro see’s Google Apps coming out ahead:


Search is what Google is known for and an important aspect of their cloud based software to help increase productivity. Whether it’s emails and attachments in Gmail or documents and spreadsheets saved in Google Drive, you have the ability to quickly search and retrieve exactly what you are looking for. This is a huge time-saver for those who have massive amounts of information in their network.


In today’s very mobile world, people jump from their PC to their tablet to their smartphone a number of times throughout the day. The ability to function, regardless of where you are or what device you are using is crucial for productivity and collaboration. Google works seamlessly across all your devices, allowing you to easily retrieve, edit and collaborate on everything saved within your apps.

This battle is far from over and you can join the main event at the Small Business Summit 2014, where Spadaro will go up against the Microsoft proponent, Melanie Gass,  in a head to head bout where each side will share their advantages to the small business owner.

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It’s a battle you won’t want to miss! Early bird tickets are on sale now through August 31st, so grab your tickets today!

Do you use either Google Apps for Business or Microsoft Office 365 in your small business? If so, let us know which side of the battle you are on and why in the comments below!


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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

One thought on “2 Reasons Google Beats Microsoft in the Cloud

  1. Raffi Jamgotchian

    I’ve run both but I’m sticking with Office 365. Although Google ‘ s search is better and may have a slight edge in mobility. Real work is still done with a larger screen and that’s where Office shines


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