Microsoft and Google take off the gloves in their war over the cloud

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By Preston Gralla

Microsoft and Google, never the best of friends, are starting to get nasty in their fight over whether enterprises should use Microsoft Exchange and Office, or move to Google Apps. Microsoft this week claimed that enterprises who move to Google Apps pay a hefty "Google Tax," while Google claims that businesses can save money and be more innovative by using Google Docs. Who's right?

Tom Rizzo, senior director of Microsoft Online Services, claims in his blog that enterprises pay a big Google Tax if they move to Google Apps:

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