Well, it is not me saying that, it is actually Clint Boulton, eWeek. He published an article on 10 Reasons Why Google Won’t Beat Microsoft in Cloud Collaboration and they are:
- Microsoft Is Big, Getting Bigger
- Local Still Preferable?
- Microsoft Now Lives in the Cloud
- Bang for the Buck Lies with Microsoft
- Serena Said It and Did It (Serena moved from Microsoft to Google Apps and then came back to our Cloud solution)
- Limited Browser
- Customer Service
- Google Billboards?!
- Good Enough
I do not agree with all the points but what is really interesting to me is that he does not really talk about security. I am convinced that there have to be a few areas where the solutions of the different cloud providers have to be compared like the security and transparency of the the way the Cloud is run (e.g. we are ISO 27001 certified), the ability to federate the identities from on-premise to the Cloud (ask your provider), monitoring and management from the client to the server on premise to the cloudâ€¦
I am convinced that this discussion will change fairly soon as well!