The Enterprise Cloud War: Google And Microsoft Partners Weigh In


Google's Big Move

Google is a giant in the consumer space with its search engine and host of cloud-based services and innovative technologies. But the Mountain View, Calif.-based computing powerhouse is now in a full-throttle bid to establish itself as a leader in the enterprise software market.

It's a path that puts Google on a collision course with longtime nemesis Microsoft.

Google's got the technology and has recently made a series of hires to boost its enterprise and channel programs. The company boasts more than 200 channel partners, and that number is growing fast.

At the same time, Google's enterprise revenue only accounts for 5 percent of its overall business, a number that can complicate priorities.

Will Google succeed in the enterprise space? Depends on whom you ask.