Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 2007
Weigh the pros and cons of each
(FSB magazine) -- Here is a quick look at the how Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 2007stack up against each other.
PROS: Real-time collaboration, instant backup, low to no cost.
CONS: Awkward clipboard integration, Internet-only access.
PROS: It's free.
CONS: Google's web-based spreadsheet app is this package's nadir. Quants will pine for Excel.
CALENDAR AND E-MAIL
PROS: Excellent search integration, calendar management, and mobile-access tools.
CONS: If you're offline, you won't be reminded of that key meeting.
SELLING POINT Creates one centralized web location for all your data: documents, mail, calendar, Adwords account, etc.
PROS: Word 2007 offers snazzy graphics, great spell-check, and slick integration with Office.
CONS: Confusing "Ribbon" layout.
PROS: Powerful new data integration and presentation tools enhance Excel 2007. If you deal with lots of data, choose Office.
CALENDAR AND E-MAIL PROS: Outlook now puts professional CRM tools on your desktop.
CONS: Limited support for Quick-Books and other critical non--Microsoft applications.click here.