What is Google Apps and what Google Apps does for your domain

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What is Google Apps and what Google Apps does for your domain

Google Apps is very full featured and has a wide range of apps built into its core suite. It also has the unique offering of third-party cloud based solutions available in the Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps product suite brings together essential services to help your business communicate and collaborate more effectively. The suite includes:….

Gmail

Gmail makes managing email easy and efficient. Gmail offers 25 GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering, BlackBerry and Outlook interoperability, and a 99.9% uptime SLA.

Email, IM, voice and video chat: Each user gets 25 GB of email and IM storage (50 times the industry average).

Anytime, anywhere access to your email: Gmail is securely powered
by the web, so you can be productive from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone, even when you’re offline.

Sync with Android, iPhone & BlackBerry: Get the benefits of Apps on leading mobile platforms

Search and find emails instantly: Spend less time organizing email and find emails quickly with Google-powered search for your inbox.

Get less spam: Powerful Gmail spam filtering helps you stay focused on what’s important. Postini filtering lets you customize your spam protection.

Google Sites

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it’s just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

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.

Google Docs

Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and you to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There’s no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.

Works across operating systems: Google Docs works in the browser on PC, Mac, and Linux computers, and supports popular formats such as .doc, .xls, .ppt, and .pdf.

Easily upload and share files: Files stored on Google Docs are always accessible and backed-up online.

Secure access controls: Administrators can manage file sharing permissions system-wide, and document owners can share and revoke file access at any time.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is an advanced calendar tool for Google Apps. It allows you to create events, send invites to anybody, view and overlay calendars, and share project or common resource calendars. Google Calendar is great for keeping track of your own schedule, seeing when people are available, and planning meetings.

Contacts

Contacts are the address book for Google Apps. It comprises of full information options for each of your contacts, as well as profile information from users in your company directory. While Contacts will not let you view your directory directly, SherpaTools will allow you to see the entire list of people.

Google Groups

Google Groups is a group discussion and emailing tool for Google Apps. It permits you to invite users to join, who can keep up by visiting the group or receiving updates through their email inbox. Google Groups also lets several people send and receive email as a single entity.

Google Cloud Connect

Google Cloud Connect brings the collaborative abilities of Google Docs to Microsoft Office, and lets people using either product work together in real-time. Users who are more comfortable in Microsoft Office can utilize Google Cloud Connect to collaborate with other people on your team.

Other Apps

Google offers a number of other apps for installation with the core Google Apps suite. They include Google Reader, which keeps track of updates from all of your favorite websites, Picasa, a photo editor and organizer, Blogger, a free weblog publishing application, and countless others.

Google Apps Marketplace

The Google Apps Marketplace is a storefront for third party web-based applications that integrate seamlessly with Google Apps. The applications available range from administrative suites like SherpaTools to accounting tools. Fulfill your business needs and deploy new features to your users with the Google Apps Marketplace.

 

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