MS Outlook has its advantages and there may be reasons you need to run Outlook side-by-side to the Gmail web client. Some customers have plug-ins that work only with Outlook and as a 20 year Microsoft Outlook User myself I can attest to its many advantages. Here's a best practice on folder setup for Outlook-Gmail interoperability.
Welcome to the new Google Apps Marketplace – an opportunity to customize the cloud-based experience and to make even better use of it. This amazing collection of third-party applications can be highly beneficial for your business. It all depends on doing the right kind of customization and choosing the tools that will benefit you the most.
Moving essential business operations like data storage and email to the cloud can reduce costs, streamline processes and minimize the need for in-house IT support. Cloud-based systems have many other benefits. They enable remote employees to access essential information and collaborate effectively online.
How would losing all your email and docs affect your company? Data backup and recovery is mission critical to your business. Due to the increasing number of providers, choosing the right cloud backup company can be a daunting task. If you are a business owner or a manager, you will need to ask four essential questions before choosing the right service provider.
Avoid the sinking feeling that happens when you realize the document you want is only available back home or on your computer at work. When your files are in Google Drive, you can reach them with any computer, Smartphone, or tablet. The days of sorting through bulky carry-along folders and hoping the most recent updates are included are over. What makes Google Drive, Google Drive Sync, and Google Drive Mobile Apps uncomplicated enough to be a success with people from all walks of life? It's the installation of Drive on tablets, Smartphones, laptops, and desktops that makes it easy to access the files that are safely kept in online file storage.
Google looks to 100% web world as an ideal state for business IT so that applications are delivered from a shared infrastructure through Internet and then accessed on any browser-enabled device. Such a model can improve areas related to collaboration, productivity, mobility and cost efficiency. 100% Web could prove to be better than cloud computing which delivers value only short term and leaves the customers to costs of managing client software while also exposing their data through insecure devices. With 100% Web, application and data are stored centrally and served from scalable, secure and reliable infrastructure.
Today’s announcement of Google Apps Unlimited is huge news for any business using Google Apps for work. Not only do business users get unlimited online storage, they get the security and process controls they need to effectively manage their business.
Coolhead Tech provides clients with a Google Apps spreadsheet to organize and monitor migrations to Google Apps. The spreadsheet holds everything needed for a successful migration including an area for notes, issues and successes. Once your Google Apps domain account is setup, you'll receive an Apps Admin account with the spreadsheet already in Drive.
More space, please, to load this or store that! Off site data storage, including the cloud, responded to business demands for more online storage area. The new question isn't if you should backup these files it's how to have confidence in backups, and whether your organization's backup strategy is sufficient. Even if a person only understands a small portion of where their files are going, the basic business principle of having correspondence and business document backup makes nearly everyone aware that it is a highly desirable thing to have.
Just like with any service, Google Apps for Business runs in to its own troubles from time to time. Luckily these don’t usually impact business operations in a major way. Google has also shown in the past that they are quick to respond to issues and develop patches for them. Here are some known issues that Apps Admins should be aware of.