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How Google Apps Could Help Managers Operate More Cost Effectively

Academic journal article Manager

How Google Apps Could Help Managers Operate More Cost Effectively

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Google Apps provide a stable of Google products under one handy umbrella, refining cloud technology* so that businesses can reap the benefits of its speed, accessibility and storage. The UK national ITV channel recently become a high profile convert to the sen/ice, which means its employees can use Google Mail, Calendar, Google Talk and Google Docs to share and co-author documents.

However, Google claims that SMEs, as well as big corporations, are able to benefit equally, with advantages that include:

Cost savings. Google Apps offers the advantage of an unlimited number of user accounts plus access to all Google's applications.

Time savings. Google's Gmail is designed so that employees can spend less time managing their in boxes and, by definition, more time being productive-even when they're not at their desks. The apps offer mobile email, calendar and internet access, with several options for accessing information on the move.

Smoother transition for switchers. Another benefit is that you can continue to use the familiar Microsoft Outlook for email, contacts and calendar as you make the transition to Google equivalents.

High storage capability. 25GB of email storage, approximately fifty times more than the usual limits, means that Administrative Managers can keep important correspondence without having to worry about going over storage limits. As well as having the ability to access them with a built-in search feature while on the move. …

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