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Not all cloud services are created equal. Discover the
following high-level comparison chart to see some of the
hidden clause.
01 User-friendly email interface with MS Office Outlook.

02 Provides unified communications through integrated presence & instant messaging (IM).

03 Takes advantage of rich productivity applications by editing documents offline and performing simple editing on your mobile device.

01 End users required to relearn a new interface.

02 Does not provide full feature set of calendaring and email capabilities, such as effective offline features (especially on mobile devices), rich document formatting, or a comprehensive collaboration solution.
01 Industry leading security and interoperability, including open connections and support for standards and data portability.

02 Rights managed with layered security.
01 Lacks specific control over mobile devices including features such as PIN enforcement and remote wipe.

02 Does not support rights management-based document protection.

01 99.9% financially supported service-level agreement (SLA) with no downtime restrictions.

02 Multilingual support 24/7.
01 Does not cover downtime lasting fewer than 10 minutes and provides outrageous refunds only in the form of service credits.

02 Competitor products only offer limited phone support within certain period of time in a day.

01 Provides migration tools for easy moving from current MS Exchange environments as well as switching from Novell, IBM Lotus Notes and other systems with no interruptions to day-to-day operations.

01 Only capable of transferring simplified IT-driven data, with the current Exchange system ignoring archived mail, encrypted and rights-managed email, global distribution lists, tasks and shared folders.

02 Manual data transfer is expected out of the users.

01 Financially backed SLA.

02 Provides enhanced collaborations with seamless integration between existing Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Sharepoint environment.

03 Maintains user productivity with security and compliance technologies.
01 Lacks financially backed SLA.

02 Forces customers to retain their own Blackberry BES server on-premises.

03 No precise control of mobile devices, and does not provide full transition and migration capabilities.

04 May encounter additional IT support complexity, reduces user productivity.

Why Microsoft?
Business productivity online suite
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