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Google, Microsoft Clouds Collide

One of my peers, Jeff Schwartz, took an in-depth look at how Google and Microsoft cloud enterprise apps and infrastructures compare.

We did the same thing nearly five years ago and the lineups were completely different. Back then, we did a head-to-head review of Gmail versus Hotmail, Windows Live Search (now Bing) versus Google Search, the two companies' desktop search offerings, IM, mapping, calendaring and more. The battle was pretty even.

Obviously, these were all individual, end user-focused tools. That's all changed. Now, the two rivals have real enterprise productivity tools, including full suites of host-enterprise apps. And now Google is going after mobile Web access with Android, and is bucking against old-style fat-client PCs with its thin-client laptops.

Who do you back in this battle? Votes welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/29/2011 at 12:47 PM


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