Today, Google announced "Inbox" an early release of an email management tool. Don't worry, If you own or manage a business and have the freedom to choose your company's e-mail service, Gmail for Business is still the best option on the market. While plenty of people utilize Gmail for personal correspondence, it also has elite functionality for businesses as well. Let's take a look at Gmail's unique advantages from a business's perspective.
Just because you can move all of your old mail to Google Apps, you may not want to. Gmail, as part of Google for Work, comes with 30GB of space, that's 6 times more space than leading email provider GoDaddy offers. Here's how to create an exclusion folder, which can "hide" items from the migration process so they are excluded from being moved to Google Apps.
Unified communications may sound like another technical buzzword if you never heard the term before. Unified communications is the next step to bringing all forms of communications: Voice, Chat, Text, Video and Collaboration under one roof. Gmail for Business and hangouts allow you to unifiy communications, you can text, hold video conferences, share information and data, and so much more all within Google Apps.
Anyone with a busy schedule can benefit from an online or PC scheduling system. Two of the most popular calendaring Apps on the market are Google Calendar and Outlook's built-in Calendar. Each app has its own unique qualities that differ from its competitors. Below, we layout the highlights of each app to help you determine which is best for your scheduling needs.
Along with front facing applications like Google Drive, Calendar, and Google Docs, there is a powerful backend for administrators to customize and maintain the experience for all users on a shared domain. Although Google provides virtually 99% uptime for the Google Apps productivity suite, there are problems with some features from time to time. We’re going to take a look at the issues current as of October 2014, and how Google Apps administrators can work around them.
There are a few word processing programs and applications on the market that challenge Microsoft Word in popularity. For a long time a handful of MS Word alternatives were left in the shadows of Microsoft Word's own soaring popularity. However, moving into the modern century, reliable, innovative options that were "Born in the Cloud" are out-pacing Microsoft. Google Docs is one these "Alter-native" Cloud Apps replacing stand-alone legacy software like Microsoft Word. Google Docs offers flexibility, accessibility and online collaboraton.
The best feature of Google Apps for Work could be the endless stream of new features. Because you access everything through the web, the updates are instantly available to you based on your Apps Admin's schedule choice. And while the online collaboration features in Google Apps are transformative, sometimes it's the little things that count. Here's our monthly roundup of changes, big or small, to Google Apps for Work and Education.
Email addresses can make or break your business. If you use an email address ending with rr.com, gmail.com, Yahoo, or Hotmail.com you risk coming off as unprofessional. Having your company's name as the domain for your email allows customers to retain and remember your business. Gmail for Work makes creating and managing your own domain simple, whether from scratch or you want to move from GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Microsoft Exchange or any other server.
Here's a good comparison of Google Apps and MS Office 365. Both Office and Google Apps for Work allow cloud benefits that include improved teamwork, increased productivity, enhanced mobility, impressive ROI and a lot more. The major benefits any business can reap from moving to cloud with Google Apps in comparison to Microsoft 365 are included in this PDF.