With your small business starting, or growing to a point you need better email alternatives than Yahoo or Hotmail, where can you turn? There are plenty of avenues to go down; buy a server and host all your functionality at your office; go with a virtual server and run everything on it; move to the cloud and run services on there that you need. However, if the answer is to move to the "cloud" for your business, is Office 365 from Microsoft or Google Apps better for you? The review link below, I believe, gives both a fair shake, and ultimately it is dependent on your needs for cost, overhead, and ease of use for both IT and for end users.
Renascence IT Consulting has been working with small businesses on the best solutions for each company. We have done migrations to the cloud on both Microsoft and Google's environments. We have built in house server to host email and file sharing services. We have used virtual servers to be the backbone for businesses. Each company is like a fingerprint in that what works for one may not be the best for another. While we partner with various businesses, we value our partnership with the small companies the most. If you need to get a neutral perspective on what is best for you, contact us.
Review of Office 365 and Google Apps: