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Posts Tagged ‘Google Apps’
Back in February we saw Jotspot resurface as Google Sites, a service for creating group websites. After reviewing it, it looked like a great way for people to easily create a website that had a customizable look and feel. The only problem at its launch was that it was available only to those with a Google Apps account. As of late yesterday, Google Sites is now open to everybody.
Google Apps users who have years (or just a few months worth) of emails stored in Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird, now have a very simple way to upload those messages to a Google Apps mailbox (Gmail). Google just launched an open source desktop utility called Google Email Uploader that gets the job done.
Shortly after Google acquired YouTube back in 2006, they acquired Jotspot. Jotspot offered their users a place where they could create a structured Wiki that was easily updatable. Once they were acquired, we knew eventually Google would launch something that used Jotspot's technology.
All along I had been wondering why Yahoo hadn't acquired Zoho (Online Office Suite) yet. In fact, back in July I asked this very question and I suggested that Yahoo seemed like a likely buyer because Microsoft has no need for them, and Google has their own Office Suite. Now I know that Yahoo had no need for Zoho - they were going after Zimbra, an Online Open Source Office Suite.
Much like the Google Phone, the rumors of a Google file backup/storage service called GDrive have been around for a while now (here and here). Originally it was thought to be just a service for Google employees to store and share files, but now we have further indication that it might be released to the public.
People around the web are enraged over a statement found in the terms and conditions for Google Docs & Spreadsheets. At first glance, they have a right to be upset, however by reading the terms and conditions in its entirety and a little explanation, no one has anything to be upset about.
Most of us know that Google Docs and Spreadsheets which comes with Google Apps, while it has its perks, is really no comparison to the functionality offered with Microsoft’s Office. A recent report talks about this and the fact that “Google Apps is useful in a limited set of circumstances” which could ultimately lead to disappointment among enterprises and large c [...]
There have been plenty of occasions where I have been left wondering if I had lost everything in my Gmail account. If you don’t know about any of those situations that I’m talking about, just view all of the past occurrences that we have written about. People have lost every email in their account numerous times, and how do you know that you’re not going to be next?
A lot of people are always skeptical about storing information on the Internet because of privacy concerns, and that is perfectly understandable. But we’re constantly being told that our data is safe like with this statement in the Google Docs help section:
When I think of YouTube, I certainly don’t picture it in the corporate scene, however, that’s where it’s heading. Google is transforming YouTube into a new “corporate” version that will be available to the thousands of businesses currently using Google Apps.
ReadWriteWeb has put together a quick comparison of five different online office suites to see how they stack up to each other, and so I thought that I would give my take on Zoho vs. Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Google and Zoho have both been leaders in the online office suite arena, and each are great for different reasons.
The new fad these days is collaboration via video conferencing, instant messengers, or just by sharing files over the Internet. Google Docs has been known to embrace that by offering a collaboration feature on both their document or spreadsheet service, where sharing the information is as simple as entering in the user’s email address.
Google has just added an addition to their Google Apps Service. It’s called Google Apps Partner Edition, and it was designed specifically for ISPs and portals so that they can offer their customers everything that Google Apps has to offer like branded Gmail.
It was just about a month ago that Google announced that they were indeed working on some sort of presentation system for Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and the first signs have started to peak out. Tony Ruscoe pointed out a link that appears on PowerPoint files when he receives them in his email, and the link offers the option to view the presentation as a slideshow:
Google Apps for domains in Beta has provided thousands of small businesses and organizations a way to offload their email systems while keeping their own email addresses, as well as other ways to stay connected and communicate. The benefits of web-based applications continue to increase as these web services become more capable and reliable each year.