The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Expendable
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Uh-Oh!
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Cloud Lecture

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part III

Google Apps Part III - Google Apps Applications:

The default applications available in Google Apps, in addition to mail, are Calendar, Documents and Sites. About 6 months back, Google launched Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Marketplace offers web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps.

Email = Gmail

No doubt that many of us had a chance to have our private (free) emails with a couple of service providers! Personally speaking about myself, I have experienced usa.net, lycos, hotmail, yahoomail etc., and now with Gmail. There is no second thought that the Gmail experience is the best among all. The way Gmail entered into the scene is with a big bang! At the time when only several hundred MBs were the storage space, Gmail started with GB storage; with POP and IMAP access; with an attractive user interface that has evolved a lot over a period of time! From the date Gmail was announced in the year 2004 with 1 GB storage space, on invitation basis, till now Gmail is great and evolving.

For many reasons, Gmail remains as a favorite choice of many. In a recent survey by Lifehacker, Gmail web interface won the choice as best with a whopping margin. While Gmail remains free with ad support, Google Apps Mail in Premier Edition is the same without ads. The real attraction is that it is ever evolving! The recently introduced Priority Inbox! A Call Phone link introduced a few months back!

Gmail for business in Google Apps:

Gmail for business included in the Google Apps offers 25 GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering, Mobile and Outlook connectivity and a 99.9% uptime SLA. The spam filtering with Postini services is giving the one of the best results in controlling spam. Businesses prefer this email service because:

  • Get control of spam – Advanced filters keep spam from your inbox so you can focus on messages that matter.
  • Keep all your important email – 25 GB of storage per user lets you keep just about anything you think may be important down the road.
  • Unified communications – Email, instant message, and make high-quality voice and video communication without launching a separate application.
  • Find old messages instantly – Google search technology is built in, so you can find emails and instant message conversations quickly.
  • Prevent data leaks – Create custom inbound and outbound policies to keep sensitive information safe with Email Security.
  • Interoperability – Sync your Microsoft Outlook inbox with Gmail.

Google Calendar

A web-based calendar application that enables employees to work together efficiently and helps minimize costs and IT hassles.

  • Easily schedule appointments. Overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available. Google Calendar sends invitations and manages RSVPs.
  • Integrate with your email system. Google Calendar is integrated into Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications.
  • Share project calendars. Calendars can be shared company-wide or with select co-workers. A range of sharing permission controls help maintain security and privacy.
  • Access with your mobile device. View and edit event details, add new events, and invite guests on mobile devices like the BlackBerry and iPhone. Even receive calendar notifications via SMS.
  • Publish calendars. Publicize external company events by publishing a calendar to make it searchable in the Google Calendar gallery. Easily embed calendars into web pages.

Google Sites:

Google Sites is an easy way to create secure web pages for intranets and team projects. No coding or HTML required.

  • Organize information in a central place. Use Google Sites to centralize documents, spreadsheets, presentations, videos, slideshows and more to help keep teams organized.
  • New! Build collaborative sites faster with templates for project workspaces, team sites, intranets and more.
  • Anytime, anywhere access. Google Sites is securely powered by the web, so you can access company pages from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone.
  • Works across operating systems. Google Sites works in the browser on PC, Mac and Linux computers.
  • System and site-level security controls. Administrators can manage site sharing permissions across the business, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time.

By Glenn Blake

Follow Us!

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information. Most of the excellent CloudTweaks articles are provided by our own paid writers, with a small percentage provided by guest authors from around the globe, including CEOs, CIOs, Technology bloggers and Cloud enthusiasts. Our goal is to continue to build a growing community offering the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more...
Follow Us!

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Support

Recent

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Beyond Gaming: Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift

Three Practical Applications For Oculus Rift  Since the announcement of the Oculus Rift in 2012 gamers and game developers alike have been frenzied trying to both get their hands on the unit or build their own proprietary VR machine. The VR gold rush has since lead to the announcement of Project Morpheus from Sony and…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Due Diligence

By David Fletcher Please support our comics by sharing, licensing or visiting our cloud sponsors (Below). Your support goes a long way in allowing us to continue to produce our lighthearted comics each week.   About Latest Posts Follow Us!CloudTweaksEstablished in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information.…

Popular

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. So much, in fact, that you’re probably getting sick of hearing about it. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about big data via The Visual Capitalist: Big Data got its start in the…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid The debate surrounding the deliverability of cloud computing is coming to a close. Businesses have begun to rapidly adopt the use of cloud services, courtesy the ROI this disruptive technology brings to the table. They have finally realized they cannot afford to ignore the cloud. A Forrester study found that…

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype Skype is the most popular cloud-based VOIP service. Since being bought out by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011 the company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34% of all international calls. Some people don’t want to use Skype though. Reports of…

Sponsored Posts

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Branded Content Programs

Advertising