Gartner: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises
Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1 percent, but it will reach 10 percent within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.
Google is gaining ground with enterprises that have 5,000 or more seats, Gartner said, naming several public- and private-sector users with more than 10,000 Gmail seats.
Big organisations that use Gmail include Motorola Mobility, with 22,000 users; the US General Services Administration, with 17,000; the Los Angeles city government, with 17,000; automaker Jaguar Land Rover, with 15,000; the InterContinental hotel chain, with 25,000; and the Wyoming state government, with 10,000.
"We are at the start of a major escalation in the war of the email clouds," wrote Gartner analyst Matthew Cain, in a report on Google's enterprise progress that was released Friday.
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