Google Apps were a game-changer when they first came out, and they've owned the market for productivity software as a service ever since — largely
because Microsoft's cloud-based versions of familiar Office applications lagged so far behind their on-premise peers in terms of features and functionality.
Now that Office 365 has stepped up its game, Google Apps' market dominance is slipping,
at least according to a new study.
The survey by cloud access security broker Bitglass shows that Office 365 tripled its adoption rate from 7.7 percent in 2014 to 25.2 percent in 2015. By
comparison, Google Apps' adoption rate only climbed from 16.3 percent to 22.8 percent. Regardless of platform, though, the survey shows that worldwide,
businesses of all sizes are giving up on-premise productivity suites in favor of cloud-based alternatives. Adoption rates have doubled in the last
year and more than half of global businesses have now made the switch.
If you're considering moving your office productivity tools to the cloud, Xantrion can help you decide which tools to use and how to make sure they deliver
the functionality and security your users expect and need.