Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps. It’s ON!

Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365Microsoft recently put the Open for Business sign on it’s Office 365 product, and it seems to be targeted directly at Google Apps. Office is still Microsoft’s bread and butter, so it didn’t take kindly to Google muscling in on its document domination. I had a chance to try out the new Office 365 service this week, and while it appears it and Google Apps do much of the same thing, there are several key differences (and price tags). Let’s examine both products to see how they compare. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps. It’s ON!”

Five Questions About Managed Services for Small Business

Managed Services are catching on!The latest buzz-word floating around the small-business world is “managed services,” and many are left scratching their heads as to what it means.  It’s a term every company needs to look into, and it’s stirring a bit of a revolution in the business world.  Here’s a quick run-down of what managed services can do and what to look for. Continue reading “Five Questions About Managed Services for Small Business”

In For the Long Run – The Glass City Marathon!

Glass City MarathonThere’s some buzz that goes around the office this time of the year, as TOAST.net is once again sponsoring The Glass City Marathon.  The Marathon is always a good time, but the planning and coordination needed to pull the event together is a momentous task.  Organizing contacts, schedules, forms, and agendas is not a job for the feint of heart.  However, with a few tools and some behind the scenes know-how, we’re helping whip this monster into shape. Continue reading “In For the Long Run – The Glass City Marathon!”

Microsoft Office Faces New Competition with Google Cloud Connect

 


To the Cloud!

Google has released Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, which allows users to save and convert their MS Office documents into Google Docs.  A free software plug-in attaches to MS Office apps and allows seamless conversion, sharing, and saving to Google’s Docs storage.  The reason this tool has Microsoft raising its eyebrows is it’s the first serious contender that could convince the corporate world to move away from Microsoft’s cash cow.  Do they have reason to worry? Continue reading “Microsoft Office Faces New Competition with Google Cloud Connect”