Migrating your company’s data from Google Apps for Work to Office 365 just got a whole lot simpler thanks to the folks at Sharegate. Their popular Office 365 and SharePoint Management tool, known for its easy to use Drag and Drop migration feature, has been extended to support migrating your data from Google Drive to Office 365’s OneDrive for Business cloud storage. With this added support, IT admins can migrate all of their company’s data to Office 365 while preserving authorship, versioning and more.
Sharegate is a privately held Montreal based firm but is committed to aiding companies adopt Office 365. Their latest Google Drive to OneDrive for Business migration support is the result of a year of extensive collaboration between Microsoft and Sharegate to make transitioning to Office 365 easier.
Simon De Baene, CEO of Sharegate, explains:
“Cloud storage solutions, such as Google Drive, are widely adopted by enterprises to fulfill a need with little considerations for scalability and long term feature requirements. Office 365 and its OneDrive for Business offering brings just that! It's powerful, and comes packed with everything any global company needs to run their business… Cloud computing is all about convenience, but moving from one solution to another is still a huge and painful process! We aim to change that. With our staple Drag and Drop migration, we provide the ultimate convenience when importing all your data to Office 365 as smoothly and easily as possible.”
As Office 365’s market share has outgrown Google Apps for Work, the competition between Microsoft and Google has been increasing. This new migration support from Sharegate could help Microsoft’s Office 365 growth by not only making it easier to sign up new clients but now grab some of Google’s customers as well. However, as we reported earlier, Google isn’t resting on the news of Office 365’s recent success. Last fall the Mountain View company made Google Apps for Work free for anyone who is currently under an Enterprise Agreement contract with Microsoft. And Google is also paying third party resellers $25 per user for each new Google Apps for Work customer they sign up.
With many analysts still very optimistic about growth of cloud services, Microsoft and Google are both betting heavy on their competition to be your company’s provider of cloud based producvity services.