There are many tools that one can put at their disposal in relation to business, some of the most important to come along in recent times have been those created using Google. Among the many things presented to people in business through Google one of their greatest offerings has been the Google Active Directory Sync tool. This one tool has the ability to furnish the operator with information on users, non-employee contacts, and groups via the user data in your LDAP server. This would include servers such as Lotus Domino, Microsoft Active Directory, as well as many others. Google Active Directory Sync will add or delete user accounts in the hopes of getting your Google Apps directory in line with your current organizational schema. This one tool has been proven to be a successful and very beneficial tool giving you the ability to get all of your proverbial ducks in a row, offering you the ability to sync up everything you need to make your life easier to organize. You're not likely to find a better option to suit your needs than to use the Google Active Directory Sync tool, it's truly a great all in one application.
The days of writing and creating slide presentations on your computer are quickly falling by the wayside thanks to the mobile functionality in Google Presentation. Within the app, you can create, edit, and comment on Google Slides in addition to Microsoft PowerPoint files. You can even take your presentations and work on them offline all at the touch of your fingertips. Installing and using the Google Slides app is very user-friendly, too. Look for it in the App Store if you use an iPhone or an iPad or in the Google Play Store if you use an Android device.
Up until recently, work was set at one physical location with the bright and even groggy smiles of your coworkers. However, in this day and age work is where and when you want it. While e-mails, texting, phone calls, and dare we say letter postage, have worked in some aspects to bridge the gaps of location and time, there are now tools available transforming the way you work. Google Enterprise now rebranded as Google for Work has brought innovation into your workplace. If you've listened in on the chatter word has it offices all over the world are "Going Google". Should your office jump on board? To help you decide, below is an overview of Google for Work and a discussion of how reinventing the way you work could supercharge your business.
Imagine working on a slide presentation with several people at the same time without having to email each other your progress. Google has created exactly that with Google Slides. Google Slides allows you to create and edit, as well as collaborate and present from anywhere.
Email addresses can make or break your business. For example, if you use an email address that ends with Comcast or Yahoo, you risk coming off as unprofessional. Using an email with your company as your domain makes it easier for customers to retain and remember your business. Gmail for Work makes creating and managing your own domain simple, whether you are creating a domain name from scratch or you want to migrate from Microsoft Exchange or another server.
Google Forms is a popular proponent of Google Apps used to make free, online, customizable surveys. Google Forms can be used to create anything from a quick poll to in-depth survey or quiz. In fact, pretty much anything that you could think of making a "form" for- event invitations, mail lists, etc- can be done with Google Forms. At Coolhead Tech, we use Forms alongside other Google Apps. Recently, Google Forms has seen a levy of new feature updates, which we'll tell you about here.
If you use both Google Apps and Microsoft Outlook you can take advantage of Google Apps Sync. One of the many features of Google Apps Sync is that it allows you to have your personal contact information imported and synchronized between Outlook and Google.
The TCEA Convention is a major, annual event in education and technology alike. It takes place in the first week of February, every year, and invites hundreds of industry experts and major businesses to present at the Convention- ourselves included. The 2016 TCEA Convention has already come and gone, leaving in its wake a wealth of new TechEd resources for the community to review for themselves. TechEd partners were in full force at this convention, and Coolheaad Tech is no different.
Traditional spreadsheet programs have powerful tools for organizing and analyzing data.This can be great—until you need to collaborate with co-workers on a particular project. Before long, your carefully-constructed spreadsheet devolves into a jumble of inaccurate figures and broken formulas.