Google Apps

What is Cloud Computing (by Google)

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Categories: Business, Google Apps, Small Business

This video is a great introductory explanation of what “cloud computing” means.

 

Google Docs Overview

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Google Apps Series Episode 3: Google Docs

Here is a great overview of Google Docs for business use. One of the most amazing features is that multiple workers can edit the same document or spreadsheet at the same time. This represents a substantial productivity gain as compared to workers emailing files back and forth.

Google Apps for Business Testimonials

Comments Off on Google Apps for Business Testimonials Written on November 29th, 2010 by
Categories: Business, Email, Google Apps, Small Business

This video demonstrates how Google Apps for Business provides small businesses with an easy to use productivity boost.

Gmail Spell Check

Comments Off on Gmail Spell Check Written on November 29th, 2010 by
Categories: Business, Email, Google Apps

If you have tried out Gmail, you might find that there is one thing seriously missing: spell check.  I have good news for you — the solution is simple.

Simply download and install Mozilla Firefox or the Google Chrome web browser.  Both of these browsers have active spell check integrated, so no matter what web site you are typing in, it will underline your misspelled words on the fly as you type.

Here’s an example of how it looks:

Spell Check for Gmail and Other Web Pages

Happy Emailing!

Google Apps Series: Welcome to the Cloud

Comments Off on Google Apps Series: Welcome to the Cloud Written on November 29th, 2010 by
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Google Apps Series Episode 1: An Introduction to Google Apps for Business.

Google is providing small and medium sized businesses with tools that were previously only within reach of large organizations that can afford expensive server rooms and IT staff.   In this series of articles, we will be looking at the Google Apps suite as it applies to small to medium sized businesses.  My objective here is to provide business owners with a basic understanding of what Google Apps is and how it may be beneficial to them.  Google Apps is an opportunity every business owner should be aware of, whether you are a one man operation or have hundreds of employees.

What is Google Apps?  Basically, Google Apps is a suite applications, like Microsoft Office.  These include Gmail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation creator, chat, voice, and more.

What’s the big deal?  Firstly, the price.  The Google Apps suite is extremely inexpensive, and it is efficient to deploy, and is extremely low maintenance.  Previously, businesses invested in expensive Microsoft Exchange servers for email and calendar sharing.   This is now available from Google liternally at a fraction of the cost.  And there is a second deal this is a big deal — the Google suite offers many beneficial features that Microsoft does not.

Let’s take a look.  Here is a quick video overview of Google Apps for Business:

Bravo to Google for helping the little guys compete with the big boys.

Here at Geeks on Wheels we have helped numerous businesses take advantage of Google Apps to increase productivity, while at the same time dramatically reducing costs as compared to using Microsoft solutions.

Call us at 914-562-1800 for more information or help determine if Google Apps is a good fit for your organization.

In the next episode of this series we will be looking at some examples of how businesses use Google Apps.

Uncluttering Your Gmail

Comments Off on Uncluttering Your Gmail Written on November 22nd, 2010 by
Categories: Business, Email, Google Apps

Many people find the Google Apps mail interface a bit cluttered at first.  There are quick and easy ways to customize the view settings for your mail to make it less cluttered.  The two changes I recommend are:

1. Remove Web Clips

2. Remove Snippets

Here’s a picture of how Google Apps/Gmail looks at first with these options enabled:

Gmail Default View

After we turns these off, we get a cleaner view, like this:

A Cleaner Google Docs

Making these changes is simple.  Just click on the “Settings” link in the top right hand corner of your mail.  This will take you to the general tab of your settings.  Scroll down until you see snippets, and click the radio button for “No Snippets.”  Here’s what it looks like.

Gmail Disable Snippets

After changing this option scroll down and click the “Save Changes” button.

To turn off Web Clips, go back into Settings, and click the tab for “Web Clips.”  In this tab uncheck the box at the top for “Show my web clips above the Inbox.”  You don’t have to click any save button on this page.  Here’s what it looks like.

Gmail Disable Web Clips

Happy Gmaling!