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Google Apps!

Posted by Unknown on 4:52 PM
I have seen the future and it is Google Apps. Here is the description from the Apps website, "Google Apps gives all your employees professional email address, tools for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, a shared calendaring system and access to a flexible intranet system. Standalone security and compliance services are also available." I deployed it for my personal website at the first of the year. I initially did it for the email hosting alone. The free Standard version includes 24gb mail storage for up to 200 users. Users can use pop3 or imap servers and access their mail via a browser or an email client. Recently I started looking into how a small to mid size company might utilize the many other "Apps" that Google offers.

The email service alone makes this a compelling option for anyone with a website and from what I'm learning is a small part of what could be a business' IT backbone. My experience set-up Google Apps on mine and my client's website have been virtually painless. Most of the problems I encountered were because of mistakes I made. I will continue to post the progress of the exploration.

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