Microsoft vs. Google: Mobile First, but Which Platform?

Microsoft vs. Google: Mobility First, but Which Platform?

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Mobile devices are steadily replacing PCs, but customers are confused about how to manage the change — and Windows 10 just muddies the water. Partners can help with ecosystem choices.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Microsoft Office remains the program of choice for most workers, but it’s not without its challengers — namely Google.
  • The best platform for a client depends on preferred mobile and productivity apps, and devices accessing the network.
  • Clients need trusted advisers’ expertise in dealing with the ongoing flood of upgrade and update notices from providers.

About the Author

Jonathan Feldman is chief information officer for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, where he encourages innovation through better business technology and process. During Feldman’s leadership, the city has been recognized nationally and internationally (including the International Economic Development Council New Media, NATOA Community Broadband and the GMIS Best Practices awards) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through IT innovation. Feldman’s business innovation training and experience includes a master’s degree from Georgia Tech’s business school and more than 20 years of business technology practice with a diverse group of customers: government, military, law enforcement, financial services and health care. As a business technology consultant, he worked with dozens of public and private sector organizations, helping them understand business benefits, risks, governance, process changes and policies that go with new technologies. He has brought startup ideas to large organizations and works in the community as an organizer and mentor to help startups succeed.

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