Hosted Email: Exchange or Google Apps
When it comes to moving hosting your email in the cloud, for most businesses, it generally comes down two simple choices: Hosted Exchange or Google Apps. Both services have their pros and cons depending on what your strategic objectives are. Regardless of who you choose, moving your email to the cloud is no small feat and can be a little scary. These days, email is as important, it not more important, than the telephone. Never fear! Carcceron has a lot of experience moving clients to hosted email platforms and we can help you not only choose the platform that's right for you, but also handle the implementation in a way that minimizes email downtime.
But first, we need to pic your platform. For most businesses we recommend Office 365 from Microsoft as the preferred hosted Exchange platform, so we will be comparing that service directly to Google Apps below.
Which one should you choose?
Carceron uses Google Apps - because, for the money - it provides just the right amount of technology. Many people don't use anywhere close to all of the features of an Office suite. However, they have become so accustomed to using Microsoft Office, that a transition to Google Apps can be quit a shock to the system. We understand that. We work with all kinds of companies, cultures and devices.
Can you get Google Apps anc continue to use Microsoft Outlook? Sure. But we strongly advise against it. If you're going to choose Google Apps, we strongly recommend that you access your services via Google's Chrome browser, for which Google Apps is optimized.