International Journal of Humanities and Educational Research

Year:2021 Volume: 3 Issue: 5 Area: Sociology

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Mariwan Mohamed SALIH
A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GOOGLE WORKSPACE AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 PRODUCTIVITY SERVICES IN IRAQI EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Many Iraqi Educational Institutions have started considering adding a Cloud productivity applications which are used by students and teaching staffs, These are a complementary group of solving cloud-based productivity tools of Google and Microsoft aiming to enable users to create, store and access their applications and programs at any time, and from anywhere by using various devices, whether Desktop, mobile or smart devices, and users can be given an email with the name of the facility and give different authorities to accomplish their work. To use the best providers of Collaborative tools and solutions which can be used greatly in the Educational Process Google, specifically, offers Google Workspace for educational and Microsoft offers Microsoft Office 365. Both Office 365 and Workspace are extraordinary tools for providing productive services in education fields, and non-profit organizations can get copies that are donated by the two companies. However, there are significant differences between them, so one should think best in choosing which platform is appropriate for Iraqi Educational Institutions. This is an incredibly complex question with so many comparative points between them. Both Workspace and Office 365 are regarded are the two important tools in providing productivity Service in Education Sectors. In this present study, it is hoped to mention the differences between the two cloud platforms that can help IT administrators in educational institutions to choose the best and most suitable program, and make balance with amazing set of factors, including contract terms, organizational issues, the ability to integrate with a range of educational applications, and the use of servers, and host, packet inspection and tools, protocol analysis and service quality, measurement and improvement of response time, data transfer rate and network performance so that it can be compatible with the technological infrastructure in Iraq. Both platforms provide custom email for all businesses which include collaboration tools such as Mail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms, Groups, Discussions Board, Sites and etc., which are a free set of easy-to-use tools that provide a flexible and secure basis for learning and teaching process, collaboration and communication.

Keywords: Google Workspace for Education, Microsoft Office 365 For Education, Cloud Service, Collaboration and Communication.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2757-5403.5-3.11
 
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