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6. An Office Environment 12. How to Lower your organization's IT costs with Google Apps

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How to Lower your organization's IT costs with Google Apps

IT play an important role in your business. Email and web is the basic communication tool for your customer and employee. However, IT cost dominate most the expenses such as computers, and web hosting. In order to reduce the cost, entrepreneur should get the most from the latest technology.

What is Google Apps?
Google Apps is a free product by Google definitely. It provide the features similar to other hosting company but is free. With Google Apps, you can give employees powerful communication and collaboration tools that will help bring their productivity to the next level. Google Apps includes email with professional addresses like [email protected] and up to 10 gigabytes of storage per account. And our publishing tools make it easier to deliver important information to employees and customers alike. Best of all, it's all hosted by Google(the best hosting), so there's no hardware or software to download, install or maintain. You can get up and running quickly, even if you don't have an IT staff, and if you don't have an internet domain yet, we can help you register one when you sign up.

What Google Apps offer?
Price: Free
Gmail - Email storage 2GB/account, POP3 and webmail, Email user up to 99
Google Talk - Discussion with employee
Google Calendar - Your users can organize their schedules and share events, meetings and entire calendars with others. Your organization can also publish calendars and events on the web
Docs & Spreadsheets: Safe Microsoft Office licensing cost. Your users can create documents and spreadsheets and collaborate with each other in real-time right inside a web browser window
Page Creator: Create and publish your company website using what-you-see-is-what-you-get page design tool. Safe hiring website designer cost.
Start Page: A central place for your users to preview their inboxes and calendars, access your essential content, and search the web. Such as company announcement,memo.
99.9% uptime guarantee for email Google hosting is the best

What other hosting offer?
Price: $3.99/month
Disk space: 5 GB Space
Transfer limit: 250 GB Transfer (Google provide unlimited bandwidth)
Email: 500 Email Accounts. However, it depend on your Disk Space which is 5GB
Other Applications: No

How to get Started?
First you have to register for 1 domain name. Grab this Yahoo offer for $1.99
Signup here

After register your domain, you may start your company website and email immediately. For $1.99, you can get all the basic Hosting service you need. With Google Apps, you can safe the IT expense and had a peace of mind.

Example Google Apps:
Start page: http://google.jinjinblog.com
Docs and Spreadsheets: http://office.jinjinblog.com
Email: http://mail.jinjinblog.com
Calendar: http://calendar.jinjinblog.com

If you have any doubt setting up Google Apps, please leave your comment here.