Web giant Google has announced through the end of 2016, companies with 100-3,000 users that are still locked into enterprise agreements with software companies like Microsoft will be able to use Apps for Work for free for the duration of the agreement period.
The company has pushed back the deadline of the offer which originally expired on April 16, and until this point, companies had to have at least 250 users in order to participate.
This is one of the ways Google is trying to woo more businesses away from traditional vendors to its cloud businesses. Google has also brought full Microsoft Exchange support to the Gmail app for Android.
To make switching easier, Google is offering to cover the cost of training to help make sure companies use the services securely.
For mid-market customers that sign up for this promotion, Google will pay for a Security Workshop, to the value of $750USD, throughtheir trained Partners, to help them maximize the security and data protections Google Apps offers.