As a Sr. Systems Engineer, I'm always looking to make things more efficient and cheaper for the company... So, I've been reading a lot about the improvements in Google Apps for Business... and then I look at the price. On the surface, it looks super awesome and that it'll save the company tons of money... Am I missing something?
I have an infrastructure of about 300 people. We're in the process on deciding to move to XenDesktop7 so that users have everything available no matter where they are. If I can do the same thing in Google Apps, for a lot less money, is it time for me to rethink our upcoming changes?
My question is: Is moving to Google Apps for Business from Exchange 2010/2003 and Server 2008 a viable option at this time for a company of 300? (or does Google need to do more work?)
Also: Does Google back up data stored in Drive or do you need 3rd party apps/software?
I appreciate your feedback as this is more of a philosophical discussion but it does/will impact my company's infrastructure.