Google Apps Features
Messaging Apps: Gmail and Google Calendar and Google Groups for Business
|Gmail storage||30 GB / account|
|Interoperability with Microsoft Outlook email and calendar||
|Sync with Blackberry Enterprise Server||
|Easy contacts management||
|Mobile email, calendar and IM access||
|Email security, powered by Postini||
|Gmail ads can be disabled||
|Resource scheduling in Google Calendar||
|Mailing list functionality and easy content sharing with groups||
Collaboration Apps: Google Drive, Sites, and Video for Business
|Google Drive storage||5 GB per user for file storage|
|Google Sites storage||10 GB plus 500 MB per user for shared storage|
|Google Video for Business offers private, secure video sharing||
|Google Apps Script||
Support and Reliability
|24/7 phone and email support for critical issues||
|99.9% uptime guarantee SLA*||
|Self-service online support||
|SSL enforcement for secure HTTPS access||
|Customizable spam filtering||
|Customize password strength requirements||
|Email routing and email gateway support||
|Customizable policies to filter email containing sensitive information||
|Email encryption using standard TLS protocols||
Migration and Integration Tools
|Manage multiple domains from one Google Apps account||
|Email migration tools and API||
|Directory sync with LDAP systems||
|Email routing and email gateway support||
|Single sign-on API||
|User and group provisioning API||
Google Apps: Doing Business in the Most Powerful Cloud
Your Bay Area or Northern California business thrives on being smarter, faster, and more efficient than your competition. You are constantly innovating and coming up with new ways to serve your market. The last thing you need is to be slowed down by clunky, inefficient programs and old ways of connecting. You need the flexibility that comes with doing business in the cloud. You need Google Apps.
Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere. It allows you to work together across multiple platforms in a secure and user-friendly way, bouncing effortlessly from computer to phone to tablet, so even if your team is spread out, you’ll feel like you’re in the same room. It combines the best of both worlds, and is key to helping your business be the best it can be.
The Benefits of Google Apps for Your Business
Proven cost savings
Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, providing tremendous time and cost savings for businesses. End users can use the familiar Microsoft Outlook interface for email, contacts, and calendars as they transition to Gmail and Google Calendar. A leading research firm found that Google Apps is as little as 1/3 the total cost of competing solutions. Find out how much you could save with Google Apps compared to Microsoft Exchange 2007.
50 times more storage than the industry average
Each employee gets 30 GB for email storage, so they can keep important messages and find them instantly with built-in Google search. Gmail is designed so employees can spend less time managing their inboxes and more time being productive. Time-saving features like message threading, message labels, fast message search, and powerful spam filtering help employees work efficiently with high volumes of email.
Mobile email, calendar, and IM access
With several options for accessing their information while on the go, employees can be productive with Google Apps even when they’re not at their desks. At no extra charge, Google Apps supports over-the-air mobile access on BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, and even less powerful phones.
99.9% uptime reliability guarantee with synchronous replication
We guarantee that Google Apps will be available at least 99.9% of the time, so your employees are more productive and so you can worry less about system downtime. With synchronous replication, your data and activity in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Sites is simultaneously preserved in multiple secure data centers. If one data center is unable to serve your requests, the system is designed to instantly fall back to another data center that can serve your account with no interruption in service.
Information security and compliance
When you trust your company’s information to Google, you can be confident that your critical information is safe and secure. Google’s information security team, including some of the world’s foremost experts in information, application, and network security, are focused on keeping your information safe. Google and many other customers trust this system with highly sensitive corporate data.
Businesses get these customizable security features with Google Apps:
- Custom spam and inbound mail filtering tools, powered by Postini, to complement powerful spam filters that automatically work with no up-front configuration.
- Custom outbound mail filtering tools to prevent sensitive information from being distributed, powered by Postini.
- Custom information sharing rules to determine how broadly employees are allowed to share with Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Sites.
- Custom password length requirements and visual strength indicators to help employees pick secure passwords.
- Enforced SSL connections with Google Apps to ensure secure HTTPS access.
- Optional email archiving, with up to 10 years of retention.
Full administrative and data control
Administrators can deeply customize Google Apps to meet their technical, branding, and business requirements. Integration options let you connect Google Apps to your existing IT infrastructure.
- Single sign-on API connects Google Apps to your existing authentication system.
- User provisioning utility and API connect Google Apps to your existing user directory system.
- Email routing and email gateway support let you run Google Apps alongside an existing email solution.
- Email migration utility and API let you bring mail from your existing email solution into Google Apps.
System branding and data ownership give Google Apps your look and feel, and ensures customer ownership of employee data.
- Custom user accounts on your company’s internet domain.
- Custom logo and colors in the applications.
- Contractual customer ownership of employee data.
Helpful 24/7 customer support
Google Apps is highly reliable and easy to operate, but support is available for administrators should you need it.
Support options include:
- Phone support for critical issues
- Email support
- Self-service online support
Google Apps also has a deep network of partners ready to help businesses with deployment, data migration, user training, system integration, and custom application development.