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.
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.
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.
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.
Our July 11 pick for Business App of the Week is Google Keep. The App is a digital notepad which syncs and connects to your Google Drive. This App will allow you to take voice notes, photo notes and even traditional checklists if you desire. This is a fast and effective note taking tool that can help you with all areas of your business.
With the growing percentage of Austin businesses now using Gmail and Drive for Work, Google Apps training has become a real need for many of these companies.
Although the Google suite of Apps is simple to use once users have become accustomed to the interface, you can maximize productivity faster by enrolling your staff in a professionally facilitated Google Apps training course - online or in person.