Google Apps Benefits
Many small business people use their @hotmail, @gmail or @ISP address for their work email. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this. But, using your @YourCompanyDomain.com email address looks more professional. And the odd person may look up your site and visit just by seeing your email address (bonus traffic to your site!).
The safety of your data is top priority at Google. The company is FISMA-Moderate level certified -- this is the same level of certification for the internal email usage within the United State's government. Google is also capable of supporting HIPAA compliance. Google is trusted by millions to virtually secure their email from any threats through routinely checking emails before downloading a document for any threats of viruses, pshing emails, malware and more.
For about a cup of latte from your favorite coffee bistro a month, Google Business Apps can give you the tools to expanding your business. For only $5 a month, you will receive email addresses for your team with your company's name, 30 GB storage you can use for file storage and sharing, online calendars, and the ability to easily create online spreadsheets, slides, text documents, and more. All these great features including admin controls and security from a name you can trust. If you prepay for a year you will actually save $10.
We all get a bit each week. However, if you want to reduce your spam, just setup your company email to go through Google Apps. They have some of the best spam filters around which will save you the trouble of having to delete those pesky unwanted messages manually.
Google is a huge player in the mobile market. They have a solution for almost all mobile devices so that you can get your email while you are on the go.In addition to mobile, you can be assured that you will be able to check your email from anywhere that has an internet connection.
Employees can be productive from anywhere
Web-based applications powered by Google’s global infrastructure give workers full access to their information across devices, so they can be productive in more places. Their data is stored in the cloud – not on one particular computer – so employees can connect with all of their information and get work done from any Internet connection. Google's infrastructure gives users seamless access to their information at work, at home, on the road and from their mobile devices. With traditional technology, important information can be trapped in software only available on a limited set of devices, preventing employees from being their most productive.
Google's cloud enables faster collaboration
Because data in Google Apps is stored in the cloud instead of on employee computers, multiple users can access and contribute to projects simultaneously without worrying about using the same operating system, software, or browser. For example, instead of collaborating on a document by sending back and forth revision after revision as attachments, documents are stored in the cloud with Google Apps. Coworkers can access the web-based document simultaneously in their browsers, and even make changes that other authorized users can see in real-time. Eliminating attachment round-trips by storing data in the cloud saves time and reduces frustrations for teams who need to work together efficiently.
Google Data Security
Browser-based applications also help keep sensitive data more secure. Unlike traditional software, when a user is finished using a web-based application, minimal data is left on the machine that could be compromised. Also, when employees can securely access their data from any browser, they're less likely to store data locally on unsecured end-points like thumb drives. In a world where one out of ten laptops go missing in the first year1 and 66% of workers report having lost a thumb drive2, making data securely available from the browser and minimizing the amount of sensitive data stored on devices is an effective security strategy.