Glow (1.5) and Glew: A quick comparison

I thought it would be useful to compare the interim Glow/Microsoft Office 365 solution with the work which has been going on with Glew recently. This comparison is based on the information available in public domain from Education Scotland, Microsoft and Google.

Glow(2012-2013)/Microsoft 365Glew/Google Apps
Authentication
Shibboleth Authentication
Authentication
Shibboleth Authentication
SAML2.0
OpenID(coming soon integration with Facebook/Twitter IDs)
Launchpad
RM Unify (with user apps store in development)
Glew Apps
Glew Service Launchpad (with 40+ user apps in library and more in development,  and soon a user accessible API to develop your own apps).
Email
Exchange online with full mobile experience – email, calendar, web-app, 25Gb email storage per user
Email
Gmail with full Exchange mobile functionality, 25Gb per user. Dedicated mobile apps Android.
Communication
Lync online service – peer to peer video coms, Presence and IM, integration with Exchange and Sharepoint online, usable on mobile devices
Communication
Google Talk – peer-to-peer video, chat, presence and IM, fully integrated with Gmail contacts and Drive. Supported on iOS and Android.Google Hangouts/Hangouts on Air
Storage
Sharepoint online – 512Mb personal plus 512Mb pooled data storage
Storage
Google Drive – 5Gb per user of storage
Unlimited Google Docs storage
Productivity Suite
Office Web Apps – online browser based versions of the familiar MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. This will remove the requirement to have an underlying MS Office installation on a device, however when the apps are on the client, they will work together.
Productivity Suite
Google Docs – (Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet, Presentations, Forms, Drawings, Google Script automation) support for MS Office document formats.  Mobile support and dedicated mobile apps.Google Apps Script to allow automation of tasks.
Blogging/Wiki
Blogging and Wiki tools with social networking integration (in Sharepoint)
Blogging/Wiki
WordPress Blogs and seprate ePortfolio WordPress Blogs.MediaWiki (software used to run Wikipedia).
Collaboration
Powerful document collaboration including multi-user editing facilities (but not in browser currently, requires desktop application – Office 2010+)
Collaboration
Realtime collaboration/editing of documents enabled in browser, commenting, sharing and notifications of activity via email.
VLE
SharePoint based VLE system in development.
VLE
Moodle (worldclass opensource VLE as used by OpenUniversity, SQA Academy and many more). Integrated with Google Apps to provide learning repository.
Forums
No discussion forums
Forums
Google groups providing online and email discussion groups.
Survey Tool
No Survey tool
Survey Tool
Opensource LimeSurvey tool offering similar functions as SurveyMonkey.
ePortfolio Tool
No dedicated ePortfolio tool / blogs in Sharepoint
ePortfolio Tool
Mahara ePortfolio software and dedicated WordPress ePortfolio blogs.
Additional Services
Additional Nationally procured content.
Additional Services
Glew+ services accessible using Glew OpenId.- FlickR, Pixton, Wallwisher, Screener, GoAnimate and many more.
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