Is Google Apps For You?

February 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Do you own your own domain and hate using Outlook or cheap web email applications to access your e-mail? You might consider switching to Google Apps, and not just for your e-mail!

Google Apps is a suite of office and collaboration software which work great for small to mid-size businesses and comes at a low price starting at FREE for up to 50 users. After that the cost is $50/user/year. Unless you need some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Office, you might consider taking Google Apps for a test drive. You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish with their tools. They have basic equivalents to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and of course Outlook, not to mention SharePoint and more! With the high cost of Microsoft Office, and the ongoing cost of upgrades, it might just make sense for you.

I host my e-mail with Google, and will use Google Docs to store invoices, spreadsheets and anything else I need to be able to access wherever I happen to be. I am even using Google Voice for a business phone number which forwards to my cell and has separate voicemail service which includes transcribing voicemails into e-mails on the fly. What more could I ask for (for free)?

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