Google Apps Sweetheart Serena Software Switches Back to Microsoft BPOS

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Serena Software made a very public move to Google Apps last year, dumping Microsoft. Now the company has reversed that decision, switching back to Microsoft BPOS.

Just a little more than a year after touting its move from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail, Serena Software  has decided to make the switch back to Microsoft and dump its Google Apps support.

Unlike the University of California, Davis, which dumped Gmail over security and privacy concerns earlier this month, Serena's reason was much more old school and basic. In short, it all came down to cost. Microsoft came back to Serena with an offer the ALM (application lifecycle management) software company could not afford to refuse, sources said.

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