Office 365

Full Microsoft® Office 365® suite enhanced to meet the needs of your business.

*Product and feature availability may vary by region.

Office 365 from Intermedia vs. Google’s G Suite

When trying to decide on which cloud productivity and collaboration platform to use, the two most popular services under consideration are – Office 365® and G Suite. Both these services offer great value, especially to SMBs who have unique IT infrastructure needs. They also offer different means of adhering to regulations for HIPAA and the SEC.

Although both have similar productivity features and services to offer, there are some important differences that need to be considered. Microsoft® Office 365 leverages the Exchange Platform and combines familiar Office tools with business grade email and Skype® for Business. In comparison, G Suite uses a proprietary platform for their email, instant messaging and productivity tools. Because of this, G Suite can require a higher learning curve for employees, especially the ones who are more familiar with Outlook® and are ingrained in ways that they use the Office stack.

Office 365 from Intermedia offers an enhanced full suite of integrated cloud services, providing the essential features and functionality your business needs – all as one solution.

See the full comparison of the differences below.

  Office 365 from Intermedia Google G Suite
Products Included Echange Email, Skype for Business, Outlook, PowerPoint®, Word, Excel®, and other productivity tools Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Google Sites
Mailbox Storage Business and E1 - 50GB
Enterprise (E3 and E5) - Unlimited
Basic - 30GB
Business/Enterprise/Education - Unlimited
Migration White-glove onboarding and migration included with every mailbox Self-tools or Google Apps Partner (pricing depends on the partner)
Uptime SLA 99.9% 99.9%
Support J.D. Power Certified 24/7 support 24/7 support
Outsourcing All support technicians are Intermedia employees Unknown
Certifications check-green
Microsoft certified experts
cross-red
Anti-spam/Virus check-green check-green
DLP and Email Continuity check-green
Available as an integrated add-on service
cross-red
Only in Enterprise plans
Encryption check-green
Available as an integrated add on service
cross-red
Only in Business plans
Compliant Archiving check-green
Available as an integrated add-on service
cross-red
Only in Enterprise plans
Data Centers Quincy, WA
San Antonio, TX
Chicago, IL
Boydton, VA
Cheyenne, WY
Des Moines, IA
Other locations: Amsterdam; Australia; Brazil; China; Dublin, Ireland; Hong Kong
South Carolina, Iowa, Georgia Alabama, Chile, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, Belgium, Ireland, Netherland
Control over location of data Not full control, but will be stored in the US cross-red
Management console   check-green
Through HostPilot®
check-green
Updates to service via console   check-green
Full management of services and users
Upgrades only
Hosted PBX   check-green
Available as an integrated add-on service
cross-red
From a third party (Ring Central)
Skype for Business check-green cross-red
Offers Instant Messaging through Gmail

HostPilot is a registered trademark of Intermedia.net, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Excel, Office 365, Outlook, PowerPoint, Skype, SharePoint are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. G Suite, Gmail™, Hangouts™, Google+™, Google Drive™, Google Docs™, Google Sheets™, and Google Sites™ are trademarks of Google, Inc. J.D. Power 2016 Certified Assisted Technical Program, developed in conjunction with TSIA. Based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark for assisted support operations. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com or www.tsia.com.

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