Maybe you’re considering switching over to Google Apps from Microsoft Exchange, or maybe you’re just starting from scratch and looking for a provider that will best meet your organization’s needs. Whatever your starting point, here are five more reasons you might want to make the switch:
1. Access Your Email from Anywhere
This is one of the benefits of cloud computing – being able to access your data and receive service from wherever you are. Google Apps also easily integrates with Outlook, Blackberry, iPhone, or Android based mobile phones.
2. Anti-Spam and Security Features
Not only does gmail through google apps offer outstanding message security through its spam filter and virus protection, but it also offers extended security features through postini for those who require a little bit – or a lot, extra. Google Apps with Postini Services secures your email network, all in the cloud – no costly hardware or infrastructure necessary.
3. Extremely Low Cost
The premier business edition of Google Apps is offered at a considerably lower price than other cloud based email services, and the standard edition is even offered for free. Since Google Apps is all based in the cloud, you can greatly reduce your IT costs in terms of setup and maintenance.
4. Collaborate Easily Through Apps
Google Apps includes a whole suite of collaboration tools that can increase your productivity. The premier edition allows 25GB per user of gmail space, calendar, google docs, google talk, video, sites, shared contacts, and more. Many organizations have decided that the suite of Google Apps is an excellent and more cost effective alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office and Exchange for each user in an organization. And since Google is always improving and developing new apps, you can be sure that your suite of apps is will be one of the most effective and smart communication tools.
5. User Based Interface with Your Own Domain Name
If you are already familiar with Gmail’s personal accounts, Google Apps allows you the same innovative interface using your organization’s domain name. Customized labels instead of folders and conversation thread style emails are a couple of ways you can personalize your account.