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Google Apps Why You Should Use Them For Your Business What is Google Apps According to Wikipedia: It is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including: Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites. HUH? Google's office tools offer a mind-boggling array of cloud- based productivity options to even the smallest firms: Essentially everything you do at work is now available anywhere, anytime, from any online connection. http://www.entrepreneur.com Productivity Less navigating Programs are inside your Google Apps Open ID You get in the programs quicker-more focus on tasks Great Tools-Where you need them No matter where you are-you have all your programs in with you Powerful programs Gmail, Docs, Adwords, Calendar, Sites Benefits-HUGE Reliable web-based office tools for small to big businesses Available from anywhere, online productivity tools More storage-bigger mailboxes Data security and trust Components Gmail Google Calendar Google Docs Google Sites Plus……other sites Gmail Customized email addresses Voice and video chat, IM (right from your gmail dashboard) Great integration with Outlook/ Blackberry Tons of storage Never see your spam until you want to No worries about having to “sync” every time you go on trips Google Docs Collaborate better with real time editing Only ONE version of a doc to worry about You control who can see or edit it No need to worry if software is the same version Anywhere access Immediate notification when doc is changed Google Calendar Share project calendars View all your calendars in one spot Give each one a different color Publicize calendars for events (engagement is HUGE here) Import calendars from other places for a birds eye view (all in one spot) Case Studies “With Google Sites, we’ve built multiple intranets for both store managers & staff to streamline communications and business processes.” –Gofer Ice Cream “Google Apps allows us to be both flexible & productive. It’s something we can’t live without.”-EPS Communications Conclusion Better integration with the web apps you use most (outside of gmail) Stay more productive (get tasks done quicker and move on to the next) Better branding through and through Drawing 2 winners will receive their set up of Google Apps for free courtesy of The Houston Virtual Assistants League 9/3/2011
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