Over the past few years, cloud computing has taken off. Google has been at the forefront of that transition with Google Docs, Calendar, Contacts and other services. Millions of people use Gmail for their personal email, and now, with Google Apps for Business, businesses are able to take advantage of the power of Gmail with custom features once only available on in-home servers or private domains.
Use the power of Google in your business with Google Apps for Business. left-click is a Google Apps Authorized Reseller. More than 4 million businesses across the globe are depending on Google Apps, and we can help you experience the benefits with deployment planning, implementation assistance, custom development, and more.
Gmail uses IMAP, meaning that it works on as many computers and mobile devices you have. Google Apps for Business includes all of the applications: Gmail, Calendar, Google Chat, Google Talk, Docs, and more – with 25GB of storage per user.
Here are some highlights:
- Business-grade email, calendar and Google Apps
- Custom email address (@yourdomain)
- Mobile email and calendar access
- No additional hardware or software. No IT staff to train!
- Industry-leading spam filtering
- 24/7 email and phone support through Google
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Groups. Email an entire group of people at one email address
- Google Video for Business
What is Google Apps?
Watch this video to find out more!
As a Google Apps for Business member, you will have access to the full array of Google Apps, including:
- Google Calendar
- Google Docs
- Google Sites
- Collaborative multi-person editing with Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office
- Google Groups and Video for Business
- Google Reader
- Google Apps Marketplace
- A full range of mobile Apps, and more!
Collaboration across all Google Apps means that the more you utilize them, the more benefit you get! For example, you can set up an appointment in Google Calendar directly from meetings you’ve scheduled in an email through Gmail, and using Tasks you can manage your To-Dos across multiple applications.
Google Groups for Business allows you to manage email lists from small scale to large quickly and easily, and allows your users to communicate and share documents, calendars and videos.
I want it! What do I do next?
Contact us! The entire process is super easy and we do most of the heavy lifting. You could be using Google Apps within the next few days.
As a Google Apps Authorized Reseller, left-click can help you make the switch to Google Apps painless, efficient, and personalized with assistance from our experienced Advisors. We provide a full Google Apps transition service, including an evaluation of your business, customized set-up, and deployment.
- How much does Google Apps cost? Is it cost-effective?
Simply put, Google Apps is the most cost-effective solution for business email needs. If considering Google Apps over a traditional Microsoft Exchange Server, see this for a comparison.
Google Apps is $50 per user per year (billed annually) and includes 25GB of storage for each user. Using Google Apps could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars per year on web hosting or an in-house mail server.
Schedule a call today with a member of our Google Apps migration team to see how much your business could be saving by switching to Google Apps.
- I’m satisfied with my in-house mail server. Why should I switch to Google Apps? Essentially, would I be paying for a downgrade?
In-house solutions, such as Exchange and Lotus, have their advantages. When used appropriately, they are powerful technologies. For 98% of businesses, those technologies provide too many features that are not being used. For startups and small to medium-sized businesses those costs can dominate a budget. Say goodbye the costs of hardware, software licenses and qualified IT personnel.
Google Apps requires no hardware or software. It can be used on any web browser from any operating system from anywhere in the world at any time of day.
- I use Gmail for my personal email and I love it. Is this the same thing? Do I get anything else?
It’s the same service you are used to with more features to suit a business. You will have 25GB of storage, you can use your logo on the site, and all email addresses will be @yourdomain instead of @gmail.com.
Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites and the Google Apps Marketplace, as well as other features, will be available for you to use.
- Can I get email on my phone? What about through a Mail client like Apple Mail or Outlook?
Absolutely! The technology used by Google allows for all your email to remain synced across multiple devices. An email sent on your desktop at work will be automatically pushed to your smart phone.
In addition, Google takes the security of your email seriously and uses industry-leading features to protect it.
- I’m concerned with having my email stored on Google’s servers. Is this less secure than an in-house solution?
It’s not only the most reliable online email service, it’s also the most secure. Google uses the latest security protocols to secure your data. Emails are stored on one of the world’s largest, most secure data centers. Google and left-click take your data seriously, so please review Google’s Security Whitepaper (PDF).
When you trust your business’s information with Google, you can be confident that your critical information is safe and secure. Google employs experts in information, application, data management and network security.
- I heard Google Apps is free? Why do you charge for it?
It is true that there is a Google Apps free version*. That’s a huge asterisk. The free version has only 2GB of storage, only allows up to 10 users and you will not be able to use Microsoft Outlook as a mail client. It’s pretty limited. If you’re serious about not having to worry about your email and using the productivity software of Google Apps, then Google Apps for Business is for you. Here is a detailed comparison.
- Can I just go directly through Google? Is it the same price? Why left-click?
As Google Apps for Business resellers, left-click can set up, deploy and migrate all your email to Google from your current set up. We can work with your current host to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. We understand that access to email the crux of most businesses, so we schedule the migration to minimize downtime. This usually takes place when email volume is low; typically over the weekend, overnight or even holidays.
Google Apps licenses purchased through DeanMark cost the same amount of money as licenses purchased directly from Google. Both Google and left-click charge $50 a year per license.
left-click employs trained Google Apps staff members to answer your questions, we also work directly with Google for answers we don’t know.
- My mail server has never been unavailable. How would you describe Gmail’s reliability?
At left-click, we’ve been using Google Apps for Business as a company for over a year now and it hasn’t once been unavailable. It’s not prone to power outages, network outages or software glitches. It’s rock solid.
- Are there any risks with a larger mail server such as Google versus the smaller one I use now?
Instead of receiving an email instantly, you’re email takes an extra second to arrive. That’s it!
- I need 10 email accounts now, but I know I’ll need more later. Can I add email accounts?
Absolutely! You commit to Google Apps for one year and get a discounted rate of $50/user account/year. You can add additional users anytime and will be billed at the end of each month for a portion of the annual commitment. You can have as many members in the domain as you’d like.