Boston, Google Apps @ 1/3 cost in Cloud Battle w/ Microsoft #fixVDA

From the article Boston, Google Apps and the Cloud Battle.  Although this is not a recent win, as naysayers would point out, the fact the customer is still open to being quoted as a satisfied user saving SIGNIFICANT $ is what really matters.

“the technical and operational gains Boston says it’s getting from Google. Its due diligence revealed that Google could have the same level of operational integrity and support for one-third the price. It has guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime. And it has assurances that Google’s cloud-based systems are FISMA-compliant; in other words, no leaking confidential information.”

This is not unique; I have heard of Google Apps pricing at close to one-fifth the price of Microsoft Office.  Until Microsoft fixes their VDA for their desktop OS to represent true cloud-model pricing, we will be hearing more of these stories…..

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