A CIO's approach to Google Apps vs Office 365 and the comparison of two cloud office products on the market
For this issue of CIO Decisions, Features Writer Jason Sparapani talked to CIOs whose companies have adopted cloud office productivity suites to learn about the factors they weighed in their decisions. He learned that while Google Apps was the clear leader in the cloud office market in years past, Microsoft Office 365 is now a much-improved product -- "a credible product," according to Gartner analyst Guy Creese. In the Google Apps for Work vs. Office 365 battle, customers typically fall into identifiable camps, with party lines drawn by company size, regulatory requirements, appetite for change and organizational culture. Read on to see which side of the fence your company might be on. Plus, we look at how Arby's discovered the internet of things was a better way to manage its costly HVAC systems, get analyst Carl Lehmann to dispel the myths around blockchain and explore how CIOs can take an active partner role in their organizations' digital readiness.