Introduced in 1989 Lotus Notes, now IBM Notes, is a client-server collaboration platform that offers email, calendar, task lists, instant messaging and user directories. The software was particulary popular in the mid 1990s but many mid-size and large enterprise still use it today. This month Google released a new version of it's migration tool which helps free these companies from the burden of maintaining legacy Notes servers.
Those working in the healthcare industry can now take advantage of Google for Work apps thanks to new compliance measures taken by Google to ensure proper handling of Protected Health Information (PHI). While HIPAA regulations may have left healthcare workers concerned about storing patient data on the cloud in the past, a compliance guide was released by Google in February of 2015 that details how Google Apps can be implemented so that HIPAA standards are maintained.
You can order pizza online, purchase movie tickets from the comfort of home, check into your flights via your smartphone and much more. However, because coordinating all of your activities gets hectic, some things inevitably fall through the cracks. For example, when you get an email or text about a business dinner, you’re about to take off on a plane or in the middle of preparing a report. You forget to input the new event into your electronic calendar. However, good news has arrived! Starting now, Gmail and Calendar programs will coordinate to make scheduling easier for Premier Google for Work users such as yourself.
With apps available everywhere, sometimes it's hard to decide what apps you should use for your business. Here are five reasons for using Google Business Apps. The Apps are easy to start using, As powerful as you want them to be, cost efficient, high security and there's a mainstream and wide support available. There's also cake.
Healthcare providers have unique needs when it comes to data and communication. In order to provide quality health care, patient records must be accurate, complete, and readily available. Collaboration between health professionals is critical. Real-time communication across employee groups ensures the best patient care possible. Google Apps for Work and Google Drive for work make this possible. Beyond that, Google productivity tools are HIPAA compliant.
Google Apps Vault is a convenient add-on for Google Apps customers to allow for archiving and ediscovery of email messages. Ediscovery (electronic discovery) refers to discovery in litigation or investigations which deals with information in electronic format (Gmail Messages, Drive files.) Products like Google Apps Vault can preserve the original electronic data even if attempts to delete the message (and empty gmail trash)
Companies using Google Apps for healthcare and other industries where privacy is a concern can take advantage of a special encryption feature designed by ZixCorp, an industry leader in email data protection.
Manufacturers who haven't already switched over to the cloud to handle their email need to look into the advantages of this new technology to determine whether or not it's the right solution for their company. Understanding the benefits cloud email applications offer in terms of accessibility and cost effective is very important in today's rapidly-evolving online business atmosphere.
Appliance giant Whirlpool's experience switch over to Google Apps in 2013 shows how advantageous Google for manufacturing capabilities can be. Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim- a man who has spent the majority of his career in information technology- took Whirlpool in a new direction in migrating to the cloud and taking advantage of Google's suite of application to take care of business.