Cloud Service Offerings – Google, Microsoft, Apple and Drop Box

posted on Jun 29, 2011 in Tips for Better Computing
by Wayne Kimes, MCSE, CNE, CCNA
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Cloud Service Offerings – Google, Microsoft, Apple and Drop Box

Cloud services are really starting to heat up with feature rich offerings from three major players in our computing world.

Click on the links below to learn more.

Google Apps Premier

Microsoft Office 365

Apple iCloud


Big Village IT has never offered Hosting, knowing that there was no way to compete with the cloud services that were coming from the “Big Guys”.  Local Hosting providers are rightfully nervous because they are not going to be able to offer hosting at the same level for the same price.

Google, Microsoft, and Apple are offering email, calendaring, contacts and documents sharing for a low as $5.00 per month, per user. Expanding broadband services and reliability are making it difficult to not seriously consider their solutions for your businesses or personal use. There are limitations, but for many businesses, it fits nicely.

DropBox offers online storage and file syncing to multiple computing devices – 2 Gigs for free and up to 50 Gigs for a monthly fee

In the coming weeks, I’ll be looking at each of these services and providing more details, including how to access them on your phone and iPad

Cloud solutions may not work for everyone though – Call us and we’ll help you decide if the Cloud is right for your business.

Here’s an interesting read comparing Google Apps to Microsoft’s Office 365

Information Week Compare Cloud Services

Wayne Kimes  MCSE, CNE, CCNA
Big Village IT,  Austin, Texas
512 524-7641