We’ve spoken repeatedly in our blogs and feature articles about the Google Apps productivity solutions available to businesses. We can’t say enough about the benefits and value that you will get when signing up to the service. Google Apps for Business is changing the way that businesses work. It is especially good at helping employees get away from their desks and pulling down barriers that prevented staff from collaborating on projects easily.
So you’ve been reading our blogs, and maybe you’ve seen Google Apps for Business being talked about across the net, in magazines, or even on TV. You’ve decided that now is a good time to move your productivity suite in to the cloud, but you’re met with your first decision. Do you purchase Google Apps for Business directly from Google? Or do you go with any of the thousands or reseller partners out there?
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.
It has been over 20 years since Microsoft introduced their first IT Certifications. Since then, certifications have become a key element for businesses to identify industry specific capabilities within IT. In recent years businesses are moving in a new direction, towards the cloud. New technologies have spawned new certifications across different systems and technologies. Businesses and IT professionals need to prepare for the future.
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?
Administrative assistants today require specialized skills to stand out in a competitive job market. More than ever before, businesses large and small rely on computer systems and office technologies to conduct business and internal operations. The need for technical training in administrative assistants is now more important than ever, and those looking to get ahead won’t ignore this fact.
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.