SADA CEO: Google-Mandiant To Best AWS, Microsoft In Security
‘This Mandiant acquisition is the largest acquisition [Google Cloud CEO] Thomas Kurian’s ever made. It’s a stake in the ground about the most important part of this cloud journey for most organizations, which is security first,’ says SADA CEO Tony Safoian in an interview with CRN.
SADA just had a third-party research firm conduct a survey on 750 college students regarding their preference for Microsoft 365 versus Google Workspace. The vast majority of respondents picked Google Workspace over Microsoft 365 for various technical preferences. What does that say?
Google has done a really good job of seeding the market early.
As those students graduate and enter the workforce as information workers and then move up in their careers into making some of these tough decisions, it bodes well for Google.
That’s why we see kind of Google Workspace market share inching up over time. Because new information workers, creative workers—this is what they’re born into. This is what they know. Our research proved that.
And we’re definitely seeing that impact in both private sector customers and even public sector organizations choosing Google Workspace as a as their platform of choice.
I know from my own experience, my kids are a little younger, but their entire life they’ve used Workspace. The collaboration within the Docs and Drive is very natural to them. They don’t know what an attachment is, and they don’t know what a save button is. It also happens to be an extremely secure platform.
Email itself is sort of where a lot of the security posture for our customers starts with and that’s why Workspace itself is such a popular choice, because that threat vector is greatly eliminated just by being on Google Workspace.