In a blog post, Google has attacked Microsoft saying that their tech makes customers less secure. The Microsoft and Google feud is nothing new, they have had clashes in the past as well. The firm has cited the results of a Public Opinion Strategies survey which was commissioned by Google itself. The survey consisted of a lot of topics including cybersecurity, legacy software and the purchasing habits of organizations. However, there were certain questions regarding Microsoft as well.
Google attacked Microsoft saying that the firm’s tech is just a legacy. People aren’t switching to other organizations and products due to resistance to change. 43% of the people who use Microsoft at work believe that other products will allow them to do their job better. Google said that organizations need to rethink their software update strategies, also saying that:
With so many survey respondents reporting that they are dissatisfied with their legacy IT solutions, it may be time for the government to rethink its approach to procurement.
[…] As governments work to meet the demands and preferences of their constituents—and their employees—it’s clear that there’s an overreliance on legacy solutions, despite a track record of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and poor user perception.
At Google Cloud, we believe it’s time for more diversity and choice in the tools available for our civil servants across the nation—70% of whom use Gmail outside of work, according to our survey. Government workers have the right to benefit from the same flexible, secure-by-design tools at the office that they use in their personal lives.
Relying on a single software might show that these products are safe. However, The Public Opinion Strategies survey found that more than half of all the respondents said that the government’s reliance on Microsoft products actually made the federal government more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
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