Google’s suite of business services is available to large and small businesses for a fee. The free service for businesses of 50 employees and under changed to a fee system in 2012. Even with its low cost, you might be wondering if Google Apps is right for your business. Four popular ways to get answers are easily available and require little time to learn enough to make an educated decision.
Now in its third year, The Apps Admin Summer Program provides local students and businesses an opportunity to grow by doing more with Google Apps and other Cloud technologies. For area college students and technology professionals there are twice weekly classes to prepare for the Google Apps Certified Administrator Exam. All students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience interning for Coolhead Tech and area businesses and organizations using Google Apps. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from students.
As a business owner, you often have to decide which apps are the most help to you and your employees. There are so many out there today, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. Luckily, you can just turn to one source of many for your business app needs. This one source is Google and the many business apps this company is offering today. However, it is still confusing to know how to integrate all these apps into your daily operations. This is when you should hire a Google Apps consultant to help clear the fog of confusion. What can this consultant do for you?
Google Chrome for Business is a web browser designed for organizations that require standardized, secure and easy browser deployment and management. The user’s IT admin can configure and customize or even update Chrome for the company’s specific security policies. With Google Chrome, a company can also deploy modern HTML5 with cloud computing applications.
Google Drive allows one to store all files so that one could access them anywhere and anytime. It also allows sharing of the files so that working on them with someone else becomes easier. Google Drive is a part of Google Apps for Business suite and thus, offers 24/7 support with centralized managed tools. With Google Drive, the IT administrators can purchase new storage capacities in bulk for more user, easily apply storage quotas, shift or remove storage quotas and create default storage level.
Google Apps has provided new and innovative ways for businesses to get their productivity tasks done, all from within the cloud. When many of us think of the cloud we think of secured data with built in redundancy. Although google does offer these kind of features, they’re not immediately imbedded in to the basic Google Apps package. If you want full data backups and redundancy available you’re going to have to invest in an additional product to get it. The good news is that there are plenty of options out there, and the cost is just a fraction of what you would spend on similar technologies outside of the cloud.
Today we’re going to talk about the features and benefits of one of our favorite apps for business in the Google Apps Marketplace. That app is Spanning Backup for Google Apps.
We’re launching a new column here at Coolhead Tech that we think businesses interested in the cloud are going to love. Over the coming months we’ll be publishing a weekly write up on some of our favorite and most useful companion apps for Google Apps for Business, as well as some of our all-time favorite cloud based business apps.
Google Apps for Business enables secure, real-time collaboration among workgroups of all sizes. Google makes information very usable from any browser or smart phones with a number of hosted documents so that customers can work without any restriction on their location or timing. The need for additional hardware and software is eliminated by SAML based Single Sign-on services that integrate seamlessly with authentication systems. The following Google Apps for Business increase workgroup productivity.
Highly successful Google Apps pilot programs often face a very common issue of needing to swap a primary domain in Google Apps. A Google Apps test domain is set up and the test group's usage organically grows to the point that the entire company is already using Gmail by forwarding as well as Drive and Calendar. But you can't swap a Primary and Secondary domain in Google Apps. It just can't be done. We have an easy solution which just may be right for your company.