Benefits of Google vs Microsoft

 We are currently using Exchange but are considering switching to Google. Are there any benefits from doing so in regards to the functionality of Insightly? If so, can you walk me through them?

 

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  • Hi Carltoncapps45,

    I'm a fan of Google for the following reasons:

    1. It works with anything;

    2. The integration seems to be more useful with most apps (insightly included);

    3. It's lightweight and has become the standard for so many cloud based systems.

    I'm not for a moment saying bad things about Microsoft or Office365 or Exchange or Outlook or Outlook365 or...ok, so maybe the fact that they have so many different formats, an app that doesn't always play nicely with others and a framework that, while it's grown quite a bit, is still based on an old standard. For many, this is a good thing. If you have no preference, the G Suite method of managing mail and calendars is the better of the two for today's cloud apps IMHO.

    Eric Greenspan
    Chief Clever Officer
    74Systems.com

    Disclaimer: I'm not an employee of insightly. I am a member of their Hero program, which means I'm a power user, consultant and a big fan.

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  • Hi Carltoncapps45,

    I agree completely with Eric!

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  • I also agree with Eric!

    Office 365 is getting better and better because it is doing what Google already was doing for many years!

    In my humble opinion Google is always one step ahead!

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  • i have to disagree. i run an it dept. of 2 medium-sized ngos, one of which happens also to be a high school. we've been a Google shop for a year now, and there were countless situations when Google didn't have a solution for, but i knew it did exist in o365. the adoption rate has also been suboptimal, at best. plus, office 2016, windows server 2016 and windows 10 is a sick combo tied together by MS's cloud that google simply can't outrun.
    as for the standards, more often then not you need to collaborate with an externalist that also uses MS document formats. using google ties your hands in so many cases it's just not worth the benefits of its lean and simplistic design and feature set.
    i would suggest to replace exchange with o365 and ditch local infrastructure as much as possible. migrate to google only if there is a killer feature you can't live without that's not on a roadmap of o365.

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