Here’s a scenario. You’re trying to send out an important document which needs to reach your client within the next few minutes when suddenly, a frustrating Outlook error window pops up on your screen. What is it? It’s that much dreaded instruction to archive your mailbox because your company’s server has run out of space. You’re overseas at a foreign office desk without access to your personal laptop. Sadly, most of your documents are stored on your personal hard drive and you can’t retrieve them on a third party computer.
We’re sure I.T. frustrations abound when it comes to running a business. What’s mentioned above is probably only the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully there are some wonderful solutions to these problems! You might want to consider Google Apps.
Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device.
And there are over five million businesses across the globe that are already using it!
- Safe & Secure – We don’t blame you for having your qualms about cloud-based systems, but Google’s security is impeccable, your data is safe.
- Full Suite of Services – You’ve got an E-mail that uses your own company URL (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org), a central storage service called Drive where your colleagues can access documents and edit them, a Calendar which can be synced to your mobile devices and office essentials like document processors (Docs), spreadsheets (Sheets) as well as presentation slides (Slides). The list goes on.
- Work Anywhere – Because everything’s in the cloud, it doesn’t matter what computer you’re using to access your work data. Everything is there once you log in, wherever you are in the world.
Of course, Google has invested heavily in this marvellous invention to ease the way we conduct business, and up until earlier this year they offered the service for free, unfortunately that has changed, so it’s only right we bear a bit of the load just to show our appreciation. While companies spend millions to create a robust I.T. infrastructure, yours can do so for as little as US$50 a year per user. Still a good deal don’t you think?
Paying that small premium has its perks too. For those of you who are pretty much I.T. illiterates when it comes to managing a backend system, Google allows to customise your own Admin Console through a simple drag and drop function. And… you can also access it on any web browser.
Now, if you remember earlier, we talked about storage space. Good news! Chances are you wouldn’t require archiving your documents – unless they are huge and graphic/video intensive. As an apps user, you’ll be entitled to 25GB of space (instead of the 10GB for previous free accounts) which can be spread across your E-mail, Drive, Calendar, as well as other areas of your Google Apps suite.
We’ve made our case. Tell us one good reason why you shouldn’t switch to Google Apps.