Recently I’ve been doing a comparison between Office365 and G-suite and a realization hit me, oh my gosh, they are opposite sides of the same coin, (as if any IT support analyst didn’t already know that).

From an enterprise end, as an implementer and decision maker one can clearly see; mail, unified communication, and collaboration pronto.

In Office365  you get the below; to mention a few

  • Exchange online.
  • Lync online.
  • Sharepoint online.
  • OneDrive

while  G-suites gives you the following business apps and much more

  • Gmail.
  • Google Hangouts.
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.
  • Dropbox

Bottom line; both are cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools for the business enterprise, and tend to give you the illusion that you’re saving cost not getting on-prem licensing.

If you are an SME, and you are not creating lots of user accounts on  Azure Active Directory for Exchange Online,  you may be getting a good ROI on O365; but to be fair and square, I think G-suites seems to have a better return on investment for cloud apps.

In the end, kudos to Microsoft and Google for giving us a remarkable cloud product.