Can Google Inc (GOOGL) vs. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) on E-Mail Hosting


Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are the two companies that are increasingly focusing on the cloud to generate their future growth. Whereas  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has always dominated the corporate-software market Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is new to this game, but it seems that it is giving tough competition to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), especially when it comes to future customers. Quartz in a recent article compared the customer base of the two companies in cloud based services and apps market.

Quartz compared the mail-hosting MX records for 150 companies across three general size categories: the “Fortune 50″ largest US companies; a group of mid-size tech and media companies, both public and private; and 50 startups from the last Y Combinator incubator class in Silicon Valley. The results it got proved that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is indeed capturing the future customer base of companies like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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Only one company, which is Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) itself, had its mail records pointed at Google’s servers. 60% of the mid-size tech and media companies host their e-mails with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which includes names like Twitter, Dropbox, Box, Airbnb, Square, Uber, and Etsy. Of the 50 startups from the last Y Combinator incubator, an astonishing 92% host their e-mail with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). This shows that even though Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a grip on the large companies as of now, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is fast capturing the future consumer base, i.e. companies that will potentially be the leaders of tomorrow.

Whether Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will give a tough competition to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a question that can’t be answered right now, but where pricing is concerned, both companies are going neck-to-neck.

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