How does Google Cloud Identity compare with Microsoft Intune?

How does Google Cloud Identity compare with Microsoft Intune? Which would you choose?

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Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer support. Installation of this product is rather straightforward. Microsoft Intune relies on the cloud to operate. All that you truly need in order to begin to use it is a connection to the internet. It is so simple that a single person could install it on their own. Once one has acquired the correct licenses, it only takes about forty minutes for the entire configuration process to be completed. This configuration is only really necessary if you want to integrate your Microsoft solution with the solutions that you host in-house.

It is possible for Intune users to have access to an engineer at any time of day. No matter when issues arise, you can be sure to have access assistance. This can take one of two forms. The first possibility is that a user can connect to a member of Microsoft's technical support team. Alternatively, you can turn to the community of Microsoft users. Other users of Intune may even be able to offer better troubleshooting advice than the engineers.

Intune is easy to manipulate and very easy to scale up. This solution has a single user interface screen from which the system management can be overseen. It is not necessary to jump to multiple screens to exercise control of the system. This provides a simpler way to conduct business. Furthermore, Intune can be used by as many as five devices on a single license. Cost is the only thing that could prove a challenge to scaling Intune up.

Google Cloud Identity allows users to control the whole solution from a single portal. This makes things very easy for organizations that have vast networks. It is also easy to deploy. However, the user interface could be simplified. Google Cloud Identity’s ability to integrate with programs like Mac’s OS could also be improved.


Both programs offer solutions that are easy to set up and use. However, Microsoft Intune’s pricing and features make it a more competitive product.

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Avigayil Henderson - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hello Lahcen,  I am posting this comment on behalf of one of our site users who is the Head of Infrastructure at his company. He says: One of the key differences is MobileIron is much more mature than Intune in some aspects. So you have much more granular controls in MobileIron if you need to. Microsoft Intune on the other hand is easier to use in my opinion and has most features that most organization needs. If you already have a Microsoft 365 Tenant or intend to have one, Microsoft Intune is really a no-brainer. Unless you need those super granular controls that only MobileIron or Airwatch has, you will want to keep Intune. Intune is much faster and easier to deploy if you know the solution well. I typically need 1 week to configure everything in a Tenant to manage IOS & Windows devices as long as the requirements are fixed before I start the configuration. There are not many Intune experts out there but it’s not that difficult to learn either. MobileIron is a much more complicated solution and has been adopted from an on-prem solution to start with so it has its legacies limitation too. Microsoft Intune started on the cloud right from the start so it does not have such issues.
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Hello community,  I am the Technology Support Manager for a large educational organization. We already own Intune as we are a Microsoft house but we are looking to purchase Chromebooks in large quantities, so we want to utilize Intune to manage the devices. We were wondering what would be the pros and cons for either solution. At the moment I am swayed to use Intune as it would be a cost-savi...
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Chief Digitalization Executive at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 10, 2023
Intune is more recommended for Microsoft OS or Microsoft products. On Chromebooks, if you are going with Google tech stack of Office apps, Google Workspace will be your go-to option in this case. 
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Apr 10, 2023
I agree with @Saiyed Shahab Ahmed​. You should also consider the management overhead of having multiple productivity tools. 
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