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Survey Says APAC Prefers Google Apps to Microsoft Office

Survey Says APAC Prefers Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365

Cloud Sherpas study reveals regional IT priorities and trends, including strong interest in Google Apps (2-to-1 over Microsoft Office 365), mobile and cloud storage

SYDNEY, Australia - October 18, 2012 - A survey conducted by global cloud solutions provider Cloud Sherpas in July and August found that organizations in Australia and New Zealand favor Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365 by a factor of 2-to-1. Enterprise IT departments in Asia Pacific are also very interested in mobility, collaboration and cloud storage.

The survey, which Cloud Sherpas sponsored, sought to identify major trends and priorities for IT departments in the region. Responses from more than 230 executives indicated strong support for cloud computing, which is consistent with anecdotal information gathered by Cloud Sherpas.

“Cloud is a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes to always stay on the most current and leading edge of technology,” said Eran Gil, SVP Business Development, Cloud Sherpas. “The key to success is choosing a solution that was engineered from the beginning to run in the cloud.”

Cloud Sherpas asked APAC IT execs which tech trends they are most interested in exploring:

• Mobility: 70%
• Cloud Computing: 56%
• Messaging and Collaboration: 43%
• Social: 26%
• Green IT: 13%

Cloud Sherpas also asked IT execs why they are interested in the cloud:

• User Experience: 68%
• Ease of Implementation: 57%
• Industry Peers Moving to Cloud: 14%
• Regulatory Concerns: 10%

The survey, which is ongoing, revealed that 75% of respondents are considering, or are in the process of moving, their storage systems to the cloud.

About Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas, the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year and a Platinum salesforce.com Partner, is one of the world’s Cloud Solution Providers. Since 2007, the company has helped over 2,000 customers adopt, manage and enhance cloud solutions from Google, salesforce.com and other leading cloud vendors. Whether working with a global retailer to help them make their business more connected and collaborative with Google Apps or helping a financial services firm deploy Sales and Service Cloud to better manage their customer relationships, Cloud Sherpas has the experience and expertise to help your organization leverage the cloud and respond with agility to the rapid consumerization of IT. Cloud Sherpas has offices in Atlanta, Brisbane, Chicago, Manila, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Wellington. For more information visit www.cloudsherpas.com.


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