What Is Google Apps?
Have you heard about cloud computing? You might be using a service through cloud computing but you wouldn’t be aware of it. Do you know what is cloud computing? Cloud computing is a new technology.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a model of providing IT applications as a service thorough the internet. These IT applications can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection. Your office employees don’t have to be within the office premises to access google apps. It doesn’t matter if it is a desktop PC, laptop or smart phone. All you need is a device with internet connection so you will be able to access the services from anywhere. There will be need for you to maintain the infrastructure if the system. This is a web-based host solution. Cloud computing can also be referred as “software-as-a –service”.
Google app Service also follows this cloud computing concept.
You would have used Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail and Google contacts. But you wouldn’t have experienced all of these as a service.
So what is Google Apps?
Google says “Google Apps is our most basic messaging and collaboration solution”. Google apps are mostly suitable for business groups. And it can also be used by a group of friends or family members.
Google Apps are delivered in various packages. Such as small business, medium business, enterprise business and a 30 day free trial. But even if it’s a 30 day free trial you have to register the domain for 10$. You will also have two payment plans such as annual plan and flexible plan.
What are the advantages of using google apps?
- You will be getting a service level agreement for 99.9 %
- You will be getting a huge storage
- Spam and virus filtering services
- Mail routing services
- 24 x 7 technical support services
- A 30 day free period while initiating
- Outgoing message policy enforcement
- Able to integrate Google apps with the IT applications which you have already been using
- Custom solutions
Google Apps provides great solutions and makes resource sharing and information sharing as easy as possible. For example if you are using Microsoft Outlook your server will be Microsoft Exchange server. If you are using Google Apps you can sync it with your Microsoft Outlook and Google App will function as your new server. If you make a change in your address book in Outlook it will be updated in Google contacts too. It’s a real-time process.