Google Boasts 2 Billion Messages Migrated

Google continues its merciless PR campaign against Microsoft as it announces that two billion e-mail messages have been migrated from other platforms onto Google Apps by way of their bevy of tools designed to do just that. Given that Google’s the source of that impressive statistic, it’s important to keep things in perspective. But here’s why services providers should pay attention anyway.

In addition to that e-mail statistic, the Google blog entry indicates that more than 14 million calendar events and 6 million contacts were migrated from Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes in the last two months alone. It also comes with the claim that the “majority” of Google Apps customers choose not to migrate data from their previous environment.

So here’s why Google’s boasts are serious business: even assuming that they’re inflating their numbers, it’s just another example of how the search giant is infiltrating the hearts and minds of MSPs.

Zoho has deeper and more varied enterprise functionality, for instance, and IBM’s LotusLive has a better pedigree -- but Google seems to be working overtime to engage the IT community at large.

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