LET THE BATTLE BEGIN
For anyone that follows Get Your Tech Right, you know that I use both Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 in my travels.
And I’m a fan of both.
But when push comes to shove.
If I had to choose one.
In almost every case.
I’d choose Google G Suite.
There are many reasons for why I’d choose G Suite.
But for today I’d like to share 5 easy to understand, tech reasons for why I’d choose G Suite over Microsoft Office 365.
Here are the 5 tech reasons why Google G Suite is better than Microsoft Office 365.
IT’S ALL WEB BROWSER ALL THE TIME
Being browser based is a huge plus.
It’s a single interface.
It’s universally available.
Yes, they have mobile apps to.
But the fact that you can run it from anywhere on everything is huge.
IT DOESN’T TAKE UP A BUNCH OF COMPUTING RESOURCES
Since it works in a web browser you can use whatever computer or device you have in front of you.
Chromebook, desktop, iPad, laptop, or mobile phone.
It doesn’t care what your resources are.
It just works.
IT’S OPERATING SYSTEM AGNOSTIC
Windows, Mac, or a mobile operating system - It doesn’t matter.
The same could be said for Microsoft Office 365.
But the thing is.
Google’s been this way for a long time.
And so feature parity is further along than Microsoft.
APPLICATION INTERPLAY IS SMOOTHER
Need to link a couple of Google Sheets documents. No problem.
Need to collaborate quickly. No problem.
Need to integrate a plug-in. No problem.
DATA DISCOVERY IS EASIER
Google Vault rocks.
Data discovery for chat, email, and files are easy to set up and use.
Sure, Microsoft has these features.
But in certain cases, the features you want may require you to purchase additional services.
More services = more dollars.
It’s the Microsoft way.
You gotta pay to play.
There are several reasons for supporting the old guard known as Microsoft.
And I’m not discrediting them.
At least not completely.
If you like Microsoft apps, and I do.
If you actually work offline a lot, and I don’t.
Your tech environment built around a client/server-based application and requires a traditional office network to function.
Outside of that.
If you want a simple, easy to manage business productivity tool.
Google G Suite wins hands down.
If you don’t like change.
You don’t like change.