Microsoft Office 365 selling like hot cakes to SMBs

Office 365, Microsoft's cloud collaboration and communication suite for organizations, is selling eight times faster than its predecessor, the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and has been particularly successful among small businesses, which

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

Video sneak peek at Google’s new Gmail features

Google seems to have accidentally given users a preview of an upcoming Gmail redesign.Analysts say the changes could be part of a move to get the email service ready to be integrated with

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Zoho Docs offers comfortable, flexible productivity suite

Among online productivity suites, Zoho Docs brings a unique third-party perspective to the mix. Microsoft and Google are each entrenched in their own cultures and tools, but Zoho Docs takes a moreflexible cross-platform

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Office 365 offers great value compared to on-premises alternative

Microsoft has officially launched Office 365--the new cloud-based subscription productivity suite. Inevitably, there are a myriad of head-to-head comparisons and face-offs with the rival Google Apps platform, but those are only valuable for

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Five new productivity tools for Google Apps

The constant evolution of Google Apps means there's never a shortage of updates to its suite of productivity tools. The last month was no exception, either: Among its many tweaks and new components

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Students get free cloud collaboration suite from Microsoft

E-mail and online collaboration used to be problematic for many students at the University of Toronto, but thanks to a recent partnership with Microsoft Canada the post-secondary learners will have access to a

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

City chooses Exchange Online over Google Apps

The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has never owned an Exchange server, but starting on Memorial Day it will roll out Exchange and Outlook e-mail for 2,700 of its workers.Winston-Salem - population 230,000

Published on: May 24th, 2011

Google to extend 24/7 phone support for more users

Google has always been known for fast and easy-to-use Web services loved by consumers. Google has never been known for the kind of dedicated support enterprise IT shops demand from technology vendors.Yet Google

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

11 Microsoft software freebies you may have missed

Microsoft has a virtual monopoly on desktop operating systems with Windows and on office productivity with its Office suite--as well as a dominant share of the Web browser market with Internet Explorer.For many,

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Office 365 is Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps

Office 365, Microsoft's answer to Google Apps for Business, just became available to the public for beta testing.With this move, Redmond comes closer to delivering a package of tools to companies seeking e-mail,

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Elsa Wenzel

Video Rewind: Google’s services for business

Google Canada launched its Canada Get Your Business Online initiative this week, telling the 1 million Canadian small businesses without a Web site that it's time to get online.Related Story: Google offers to

Published on: March 31st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

How to use Google’s Cloud Print

Cloud Print, Google's long-anticipated online printing solution, recently launched as a public beta for Windows users, and the feature, which is supposed to allow you to print remotely to a networked printer, is

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Ian Paul

5 best Google Marketplace Apps for business

Google launched its Apps Marketplace back in March, effectively inviting companies to create business software for the cloud that would sit alongside the standard set of Google Apps. Marketplace apps can take data

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Keir Thomas