Archive for September, 2011
“There’s an app for that”. How many times have you heard that one? With Google Apps, you don’t have to look any further to keep your business in sync.
Applications are programs that offer you an easier way to accomplish something that you already do. For instance, you can drive around town and look at the gas prices for various stations. It is time consuming, but you can get the lowest price in your area. With applications like GasBuddy, this is accomplished in a few seconds before you even leave the house.
One advantage that Google Apps have over others is their ability to be available at all hours and from anywhere in the world. Their applications are similar to what you are offered with the Microsoft Office Suite but with less hassle and greater flexibility.
Have you heard of the Cloud? It’s not as mysterious as it sounds. By using Google’s server, you have access to a secure site for sharing information between business colleagues and support services when you need them. The Google list of apps includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar and Google Talk.
Advantages of Google Apps for your Business
No extra licenses to purchase – With software programs, you are given a certain number of licenses for the application. If you want other employees to use them, then you need to purchase more licenses. Google takes the work out of this by offering training on how their system works. If changes are made, it is done by them.
No syncing issues – If one person creates a document, they have to send it to others for them to see it. If changes are made, the document then has to be resent to everyone else in the group. On the Cloud, any changes that authorized users make is automatically logged and seen by others in the group. Also, calendars are compatible with other software applications so you always know what you are doing when and where.
Mobile compatibility – Many businesses, especially online ones, are managed not just by PC terminal but via mobile Smartphones. With Google, accessing your email and documents is easy. All of the people working on projects can be updated at the same time. Information is stored on their secure server and not in any one person’s computer files. In the event of a hard drive crash, your work is safe.
More email storage – Google offers more storage than other email service providers. And, much of the spam and malware are removed before it even gets to your inbox to increase security for your business information.
Is this enough for you to try Google Apps for your business? See if it makes your business run smoother.