Cloud Computing Email Provider ‘Brio’ Offers Service Using Google Apps
Hyderabad, India based Brio will be offering a complete email solution on the cloud with Google Apps and Google Postini.
Brio is a business partner for implementing Google Apps and Google Postini services. The company notes that Google provided training, support and deployment services to Brio as it is a Google Postini Authorized Reseller and Google Apps Authorized Reseller.
Google Apps allow customers to use applications such as Gmail webmail service and Google Talk instant messaging service for business on their own domain to work together more effectively.
Users don’t have to install or maintain any hardware or software because these applications are hosted by Google.
Brio also implements Google Postini services, which keeps businesses email network secure and compliant in the cloud without installing costly hardware or infrastructure.
The company notes that it will also provides setup, integration & support services for all the organizations that are using Google Apps or Postini. Moreover, Brio offers assistance in email migration from their current email solutions to Google Apps.
Brio also received access to APIs for integrating Google Postini & Google Apps into customers’ business operations.
In another news, Google has announced its intention to allow businesses to pay for Apps for Business on a monthly basis.
This current change, according to saasdir.com, will offer two pricing options to businesses. The first one is a Flexible Plan costing $5 per month on a month-by-month basis.
Second is the Annual Plan which will continue to cost companies $50 a year.
Businesses who decide to choose the first plan will have to pay only at the end of the month. Google is offering direct debits facility to customers in the following countries-the US, UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain.
Google will also limit the number of Google Apps users from 50 to 10 on the free edition from May 10th, 2011.
By Anuradha Shukla