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.
Insightly is a customer relationships management app that allows for better project management. With it, users are able to integrate the software with their Gmail account. This allows them to better connect with the Google Calendar and similar tools that are designed for quick searching, permission access, file sharing and even integrating fully with their Google Drive. This small business tool allows users to utilize its powerful capabilities while maintaining a very simple, friendly design.
If you are new to Google Apps or looking to update your business skills, you can rely on a range of fantastic resources that can help you become a power user in no time. Whether you choose to learn online from the comfort of your home or to attend classroom lessons, mastering Google Apps will require just a little bit of time and effort, as long as you have the right resources.
More than 5 million companies around the world use Google Apps. With applications like Gmail, Calendar, Contacts and Drive, this service provides key functionalities for everyday business communication and collaboration.
Just like any other cloud-based service or a marble rye, however, Google Apps is susceptible to security and data loss threats posed by malicious users, human error, disasters and cyber criminals. A few basic practices and the use of third-party solutions can be quite beneficial in such instances.
Google Apps for Business is our favorite full featured office productivity suite. Being an online service that is always evolving, there are a few issues that can occur for users of the Apps. Another aspect that contributes to glitches here and there is the fact that Google Apps is compatible across so many devices, from web browsers, to smartphones, and even Android, Apple, and Windows Tablets.