Google vs. Microsoft: Which is Better for Your Business? [Video]

Google vs Microsoft - Small Business Summit

Things got awfully heated at the 2014 Small Business Summit as Michael Spadaro, Profound Cloud and Melanie Gass, Centerpoint Solutions go head to head about Google vs. Microsoft and which one is better for your business.

As the debate starts, questions are thrown at Michael and Melanie in regards to the programs capabilities for document creation, the ability to run your business using the platforms, the security offered by both platforms and more!

Check out the full debate between Michael and Melanie here, or simply watch below. 

One of the debate topics addresses that while many people find Microsoft to be overwhelming and intimidating with the limitless functions, Google is argued to be a much more simple and easy to navigate platform. With this, Melanie and Michael begin their debate.

Melanie opens the argument saying that Microsoft is built to appeal to a wider audience, whether you’re an individual, a small business or a fortune 500 company, Microsoft is geared to work for you.  However, even with the large amount of functions, Melanie says that it is still easy to use basic functions if needed.

In response, Michael retaliates by agreeing that yes, Microsoft is a good step for taking the next incremental step in your business if you don’t want to learn something new.  However, if you’re starting a new company or if you’re looking to go completely virtual in your business and you are willing to invest the time and adapt to something new, then Google is the platform for you.

Make sure to watch the video to see more arguments about which software, Google or Microsoft is right for your business!

 

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About Carolyn Crummey

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.

  • Van_Engineer

    “if
    you’re starting a new company or if you’re looking to go completely virtual in
    your business and you are willing to invest the time and adapt to something
    new, then Google is the platform for you.”
    That’s a lot of if’s. Who’s got time for that when they’re starting a new company? It’s entirely counterproductive to suggest any time should be spent learning unfamiliar tools. The correct choice for a start-up is always whatever the players are familiar with, so they can get to the work at hand. Nine times out of ten, today, that’s MS Office.
    David Pike
    Institute for Small Business IT

    • http://Smallbiztechnology.com/ Ramon Ray

      Hey David – thanks for taking the time to share!

      • Van_Engineer

        You’re entirely welcome, Ramon. I always enjoy your views.