Today the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been certified by the General Services Administration (GSA) as meeting the security requirements to qualify for use by the agency. Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) has not yet been certified but is expecting certification by the agency in the near future. Google has long been criticized as not being "secure enough" for enterprise computing, but gaining this certification from a major government agency should put a lot of this criticism to rest. To read the entire article - CLICK HERE.
For small business, Google Apps remains an excellent collaboration suite at a phenomenal price. It's ease of use for small business owners and employees gives it an edge over BPOS. Geeks On Call in Charleston SC, a Google Apps Authorized Reseller, has been rolling out Google Apps to small businesses for several months and the pace at which these companies adapt and leverage the technology is astonishing.