Google Apps are providing some interesting conversations around the water cooler, particularly in the area of what Apps Admin can see when they go into your account. Asking any employee of your business to completely trust a stranger with confidential data is a greater leap of faith than most professionals are eager to take.
In the last three years Google’s suite of document products has grown to become a compelling alternative to traditional office productivity solutions. Google apps offer the ability to collaborate, work anywhere, and create professional documents that are compatible with the market leading productivity suites.
At the end of July, Google announced some of the latest in their line of updates for Google Apps users. The update focuses on Google Calendar integration for the popular Google hangouts service. Hangouts is a real time collaborative voice and video conferencing service that enables business users to stay connected to their colleagues and clients, no matter where they are in the world.
Less than half of the world uses the basic Latin alphabet in their native languages. So it’s somewhat surprising that most of the world only has the ability to use basic characters in their email addresses and domain names. Part of the blame lies on ISP’s, some on the largest email providers, and another aspect of it results from the way that the internet has evolved. Google has taken positive steps in the past month to implement international address functionality to the Gmail product line, and will be introducing the feature in to Google Calendar in the coming months.
Google Sites, included with Google Apps for Business, allows users to create simple, yet powerful websites for use as intranets, public facing websites or project workspaces. With Google Sites you can easily embed Google Docs, spreadsheets, forms, youtube videos and more. Business use cases are endless.
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.