Offered as free or paid for utilizing personalized domain names, Google Apps is a combination of diverse online tools and applications created by Google. The applications come in the form of Google Talk, Google Sites, Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar. You also have the option to choose from a few types: small business, educational, family/group and enterprise. The Premiere Edition costs about $50 USD per user per annum, while the Standard Edition is free. The former provides 25 GB of email storage; the latter only has 2 GB allowed storage.
Google Apps will save not only time but also energy for businesses of all sizes: Gmail will keep customers and employees connected without spending a dime rather than using a phone; Google Calendars, which can also be shared, will allow syncing of schedules and reduce disorganization in terms of tasks at hand; Google Talk offers instant messaging and links to news stories; Google Spreadsheets lets you calculate on a big scale as long as you are online. There are more applications from Google that is sure to make the scene. Some popular apps are Picasa, Google Maps, Google 4 Earth Beta, and more.
You do not have to worry about downtime when we talk about Google Apps since it is accessible approximately 99% of the time. This service that Google offers does not need hardware or software and requires less maintenance. You do not have to look for the updates yourself, they are processed automatically. Anywhere, anytime, you can access your data using Google Apps for Business. And what’s worth mentioning is the 25 gigabyte-storage for Gmail which is indisputably very helpful. All you need is a computer that has Internet access. IM, mobile email and calendar allows employees to access their information while on the go, promoting productivity even when they are physically not inside the office.