Google Apps Vs. Microsoft Office 365

Norfolk-based Prosper ITCompanies in EMEA in general  prefer using applications like Office 365 and Google Apps, and are also more likely to employ SSO than similar companies based in North America. Microsoft’s penetration rate in large firms contributes to this difference in popularity. European companies migrate their faster productivity applications to the cloud while in the US, they prefer to use Office 365 and Google Apps and are more aware of the need to use SSO to access their service. These are the conclusions that form the base of the second report the company’s Cloud Adoption Bitglass published in late August.

 

The report, whose results are from a traffic analysis (on Office 365, Box, Google Apps and Salesforce) of some 120,000 companies the world over. It shows that overall, 48% of companies included in the analysis were using a productivity solution in the cloud, compared to only 25% in 2014. It goes on to state that the number of companies with fewer than 500 employees who were using a productivity suite in the Cloud rose from 24% to 44. 2% and the rates in those companies with more than 500 employees rose from 18% to 57.4%. These statistics may be skewed by smaller IT companies like Norfolk-based Prosper IT, who are more likely to use Cloud applications based on their industry standards.

 

And, to researcher’s surprise, in 2015, Office 365 Remote beat out Google Apps by a small margin. The penetration rate of the Microsoft Suite increased from 7.7% to 25.2%, while that of Google was 16.3% in 2014 and only 22.8% in 2015. The reason? The impact of Microsoft on companies with over 500 employees has allowed them to distance themselves so that they increasingly choose the cloud as a model for their e-mail, file sharing or collaboration tools. Even if Google eventually also managed to increase its customer base in this category, it would likely not see as much improvement. In 2015, 21.9% of 500+ companies opt for Google Apps (+ 133%) against 34.4% for Office 365 (+ 285%). However, in the category of businesses with less than 500 employees, Google Apps are preferred (22.8% against 21.4% for Microsoft).

 

Another lever for Microsoft, companies operating in areas which are highly controlled by regulations sectors also prefer to use Office 365 over Google Apps. Financial service companies as well as the health and energy industries are leading the mass migration to the Cloud.  Again, the Google Apps penetration rates increased in these sectors (+ 200%) to 15% in 2015, while that of Microsoft with Office 365 jumped a staggering 500% up to 30%.

 

EMEA more fond of Office 365 and SSO

 

Other education, adoption curve collaboration solutions in the Cloud are strongest in EMEA and North America. The penetration rate is 59% in Europe against 48% in North America. In EMEA, Microsoft is also still squarely ahead of Google, with 42% against 17%. Finally, European companies, if they opt to use more than just email in the cloud, are also more adept at implementing controlled access via SSO than comparable companies in North America. For example, the Office 365 SSO adoption rate is 44% in EMEA against 22% in North America.

Silicon Valley – Hub of Future Technology

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Something is cooking in Silicon Valley, the Californian valley where they are based large Internet companies such as Google, Yahoo or Facebook. A major highway between San Jose and San Francisco crosses this valley, parallel to the Camino Real, a route raised three centuries ago by the Spaniards and along which settlements founded the Franciscan missionaries to evangelize the natives in faith about eternal life . Palo Alto, where Stanford University is, or Altavista are place names that recall the missionary past.

The idea of eternal life returns to haunt hard in Silicon Valley. There is already a Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov, you want to scan your brain to put the copy in a robot or his avatar. That digital immortality in the form of cyborg is reached when a singularity occurs, when a machine is more intelligent than man. Several books on the development of civilization and technology address the new concept of uniqueness. In the case of Who Controls the future ?, Jaron Lanier, why send the West … for now ?, Ian Morris or animal gods, Yuval Noah Hararil.

The singularity refers to when a sudden leap occurs in technology, for example, when agriculture was invented iron tools, the steam engine and the telegraph. Each change transformed society: agriculture helped create empires like the Egyptian, the industry generated large cities and the telegraph made the global world. This computer immortality is where you are focusing its efforts geniuses of Silicon Valley. It is something that has been known for at least five years that have left several books that mention this human advance, which would coincide with the elimination of all disease and longer life, maybe even 200 years. Larnier anticipates economic stagnation to be governed by an unchanging world gerontocracy.

Office Move: A Basic Guide To IT Relocation

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When your computer equipment must be moved, the task can quickly become very complex. More traditional movers will risk not even move your equipment; as this creates a lot of risk. And with good reason! Once servers or complex structures need to be moved, there is a good chance of losing data in the process if the operation is not performed by a specialist. Are temporary servers set up to receive the stream of data during the move? Will the emails be redirected? Is the material is ready to be unplugged? These are examples of tasks that concern the IT moving expert. There are many companies specialized for this task, like these IT relocation services provided by Prosyn. If your business is no in their service area, though here are a few of the things you should be looking for in a professional IT relocation company:

BEFORE

Like most companies, moving companies are not specialized in computer equipment, it may well be that the movers do not have the knowledge and personnel required to handle or move some pieces of computer equipment. To save time and avoid unnecessary travel, a project manager specializing in information technology will be on site to assess the time and material required for your move. He will confirm with the specialists of our team the peculiarities of your facilities (stations, servers, networking, conventional telephony and IP) so that our experts arrive on the scene with the right tools and the right strategy for the type of equipment to move, thus speeding up the process.

Moving IT-experts know how a computer system can be complex, and this is why our company will confirm the existence of functional backups, and even offer you to perform a backup of your system IT to ensure reconnection. Copying backups will be put away once the drivers are installed in your new location. Have a meeting before the move with your in-house technician (or employees responsible for your system) to check if the necessary equipment and services will be available to your new establishment.

DURING

When disconnecting computer systems, the technical team will ensure the document physical connections of each device. We also offer validation services proper operation before disconnecting and after connecting to guarantee the proper functioning of the workstations before your employees start their work day, avoiding frustration for your employees and your IT staff.

AFTER

The technicians who participated in your move remain available for any questions related to the movement of your equipment. In addition, our level technicians 3 and 4 (server and infrastructure) are available to help diagnose the most complex problems with new components and your new premises (eg routers, switches, MX Records, DNS, VPN, Exchange, new equipment such as TCP-IP photocopiers, etc.). Your project manager will be present before, during and after physical steps to support your team in this important transition for your business.

GigabytGirl: Makes Computers More Accessible For Women

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Making the world of computer and information technologies more accesible for women is a product targeted by GigabytGirl, a pioneering project in a Spanish university that has launched this morning at the University rector Palomar Alicante.El It is aimed at secondary students participating in the initiative. A total of 20 students from various institutes of Alicante and San Vicente, aged between 13 and 16 years, participating in this pilot project which has started with a reception held at the Polytechnic School superior chaired by election.

Organized by the Polytechnic School and the Equality Unit of the AU will continue until Friday, June 19. As explained by the delegate of the rector for gender policies, “85% of jobs in the short and long term will be directly related to computer skills and technologies, studies traditionally are most preferred by men than by women, perhaps out of ignorance “. In order to dismantle these stereotypes and open between women’s employment potential posed, she was born this initiative was inspired by similar activities carried out by the big tech giants like Google.

This first Gigabytgirl campus involves performing a series of fun activities with which young students discover the computer. Robotics workshops and multimedia, with modeling and computer animation or learning how to build mobile applications through games, are some of the proposals that take place over an intensive week that “they will have teachers with a extensive professional and academic experience, allowing them to discover the most fascinating aspects of this work and the broad existing professional possibilities, “says Professor Eva Garcia, coordinator of Equality policies and project EPS.

In the beginning of the campus, the students have been very interested, especially in the application of new technologies in fields such as in Health. During his meeting with the rector, this has explained the importance of the creative aspects taken into new applications of technological studies. Palomar, who told them his experience as Computer, wanted to dismantle the myth of sullen computer locked with computers assembled and disassembled and constantly alluded “to the enormous potential linked to this world.” According to the rector, “besides being a very creative and funny farm, you can solve many problems of everyday life through the creation of countless mobile applications, multimedia and robotic technologies that contribute to making the world a safer place, friendly and healthy, “he told them. “You can be whatever you want, there is no field vetoed women, more to the contrary, every time you are more in our classrooms and in most cases, with better records,” he assured.

Spain And Its Ecotourism App

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A new application for smartphones and other mobile devices, Ecotourist in Spain, shows the potential that ecotourism has in Spain. The main objective of this new application available for iOS and Android operating systems in Castilian and English is to improve the visibility of the tourism and contribute to the promotion and marketing of tourism “products” related to natural resources. Potential users of the new ‘app’ is tourists who are interested in enjoying ecotourism experiences and specialized agencies -national and foreign- trip to know that offer and can market it. The new tool was presented on Wednesday, June 17 at the headquarters of the Agencia Efe in Madrid in a ceremony in which representatives intervened Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, State Society for the Management of Innovation and Tourism Technologies (Segittur) and the Innovative Business Association Turebe (Responsible Ecotourism in Biosphere).

All speakers stressed the Spanish tourism potential, but this potential is much more than “sun and beach” and that Spain must learn to capitalize on the fact that the European country with greater biodiversity and provides more surface the European ecological network Natura 2000. The “platform” has been promoted by Turebe within a project funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and also forms part of the activities that the Club Ecotourism in Spain, bringing together the interests of those responsible for protected natural areas and companies. The Deputy Director of National Parks Autonomous Agency, Montserrat Fernández, stressed that in recent years has already noted the growing interest of tourists by the natural resources of Spain.

Montserrat Fernández has stressed the importance of people living in the vicinity of protected areas become the main “engine” of the preservation of these values.

Director of Institutional Relations of Segittur, Juan Manuel Penín, said that Spain has a “huge” natural heritage administrations and companies are obliged to value, and that these resources offer the image of “other Spain” different from the the sun and the beach and that can contribute to seasonally adjusted tourism and revitalize the rural world.

The launch of the new application has coincided with the first anniversary of the approval of the Sector Plan for Biodiversity and Nature Tourism, an initiative launched by the government to try the natural wealth of Spain and the fact that the European country with more protected natural areas contribute to generating wealth and employment.