When most companies consider moving to cloud computing solutions, in general, and Google Apps, in particular, the decision making process is often IT-centric. Decision makers focus on the features, cost, and impact of the change.
While not surprising, the decision should really be business-centric.
What value will moving to Google-Apps bring to the business, beyond the direct impact on IT?
In a recent Executive Briefing, we presented answers based on a formal study of more than 100 companies that switched to Google Apps for Business. Here are three of the highlights:
1) Individual worker productivity gains of 5% to 25%
2) Sales increases of 1% to 4%
3) Travel expenses drop by 5% to 18%
While features, reliability, and cost are all reasons to look at changing technologies, the business benefits should guide the decision process.