Google Apps - Infoworld en One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise <p>Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.</p> <p>Dickson is leading a multi-year migration to Chromebooks and <a href="">Google Apps for Business</a> for the 800 internal users at the resort and hotel provider.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Google Apps IT Management Chrome OS Laptop PCs Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:06:26 +0000 admin 240148 at Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps <p>Google recently trumpeted that it now encrypts Gmail messages while shuffling them among its data centers, an extra security layer aimed at thwarting government and criminal snoops, but didn't say if it applies this protection to its other applications.</p> <p>Asked for clarification, the company declined to comment. "We don't have more details to share beyond the Gmail news, but we're always working in strengthening and encrypting across more services and links," a spokeswoman said via email.</p> Security Google Apps Google Gmail Email Software Encryption SaaS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:45:56 +0000 admin 239589 at Google Chromebox wants in on enterprise meetings <p>Google is looking to open the door wider to the enterprise, launching a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and cheaper to have face-to-face meetings with far-flung coworkers.</p> <p>The new meeting tool also could help push Google further into the enterprise, as well as create new interest in <a href="" target="_blank">Google+ Hangouts</a>.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Networking Google Google Apps Google+ Chrome OS Social Networking Video Conferencing Networking Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:47:51 +0000 admin 235960 at Maryland opts for gradual Google Apps rollout <p>Adhering to the saying "be quick but don't hurry," the state of Maryland is in the midst of a three-and-a-half-year migration to Google Apps, saying the measured, deliberate rollout is a better approach than a big-bang implementation.</p> <p>The state chose Google Apps in 2011, after deciding it wanted a cloud email and collaboration suite to replace a variety of on-premises and heterogenous email systems across more than 50 agencies.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps E-government SaaS Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:26:34 +0000 admin 234722 at Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two and a half years ago, when <a href="">InfoWorld first pitted Office 365 against Google Apps</a>, I likened Office 365 to the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Google Apps to a sailboat.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Google Google Apps Microsoft Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Windows Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Applications Cloud Computing Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 233667 at Hands on: The new Google Sheets is faster and slicker <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Hands on: The new Google Sheets is faster and slicker" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Each incremental improvement of Google Docs moves it that much closer to being a fair substitute for a desktop application. Applications Google Apps SaaS Office Software Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:20:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232562 at Google integrates Apps Marketplace with the suite's admin console <p>Google is trying to make it easier for Apps customers to find and deploy third-party applications from the Marketplace store it launched a few years ago.</p> <p>The company has started to surface some of those third-party applications on the Google Apps administration console, from where customers can, for the first time, browse the catalog, and install the products.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps E-commerce SaaS Office Software Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:39:12 +0000 admin 231364 at Google walks away from Microsoft's IE9 <p>As expected, Google today declared that it has ended support for Microsoft's IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) browser for its own Google Apps.</p> <p>"Each time a new version of [a supported browser] is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version," Google said in a post to the <a href="" target="_blank">Google Apps blog</a>.</p> Google Google Apps Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Web Browsers Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:20:47 +0000 admin 230351 at Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals <p>When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.</p> <p>Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, and Google Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft in areas like enterprise social networking (ESN) and unified communications (UC).</p> Applications Cloud Computing Google Google Apps Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Social Networking Web Applications Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:39:53 +0000 admin 230021 at Google relaxes access controls to Apps documents <p>Adding convenience possibly at the expense of security, Google will now let people without a Google Account view documents stored in its Apps cloud suite.</p> <p>The move is meant to simplify how Apps customers share files with outsiders.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Google Google Apps SaaS Office Software Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:21:39 +0000 admin 228362 at Google Talk bug sent IMs to wrong recipients <p>A glitch in Google Talk routed instant messages incorrectly on Thursday morning, exposing private text chats to unintended recipients.</p> <p>About three hours passed from the moment Google acknowledged the problem on its <a href=";v=issue&amp;ts=1380254399000&amp;sid=3&amp;iid=2115900d3a8ac9a969139e5db5f60052" target="_blank">Apps Status site</a> and the moment it declared it solved.</p> Applications Google Apps Instant Messaging Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:10:34 +0000 admin 227621 at Google's future Office killer now available in Chrome OS dev channel <p>Google now offers the ability to edit Office documents within Chrome OS, although the new feature is currently far less capable than the&nbsp;document-editing capabilities of&nbsp;Google's own Google Apps.</p> <p>However, there's one reason why this is worth checking out: the service is the first time that Google's QuickOffice has made an appearance.</p> Applications Google Google Apps Office Software Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:27:25 +0000 admin 221847 at Google revamps admin console for Apps and other enterprise products <p>Google is rolling out a new IT administration console for its Apps email and collaboration cloud suite and for other enterprise products such as Maps Coordinate and Chrome OS devices.</p> <p>The console's interface now has what Google <a href="" target="_blank">describes</a> as "a cleaner look" as well as improved navigation meant to be simpler and more intuitive.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps Collaboration Software Email Software SaaS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Web Applications Thu, 09 May 2013 11:35:48 +0000 admin 218234 at How to make the move from Google Apps to Office 365 <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You may have decided a few years ago to move your email, file sharing, and productivity apps to the cloud using Google Apps -- why manage all those servers and apps in your data center? But for productivity apps, Google Apps is not as richly featured as Microsoft Office.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Google Apps Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Office 365 Email Software SaaS Office Software Wed, 01 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 217617 at Google Apps, Gmail services disrupted <p>Google Apps, including Gmail and Google Documents, suffered a disruption this morning.</p> <p>Users took to Twitter and started complaining about downed services around 8:15 a.m. ET. Some also complained that Google's Status page, which is set up to offer information on outages and disruptions, wasn't reporting the issue.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps Google Gmail Internet Web Services Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:30:43 +0000 admin 216695 at Google offers free Quickoffice app to Google Apps subscribers <p>Google has launched a free iPad app to allow its paying business customers to edit Microsoft Office documents.</p> <p>The new offering from Google, a free version of the Quickoffice iPad app, is the latest development in an ongoing battle for mobile users of office software. Google acquired the makers of Quickoffice in June as part of its efforts to challenge Microsoft on the emerging tablet and smartphone platform.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Google Google Apps Microsoft Office iPad Mobile Apps Office Software Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:29:46 +0000 admin 209601 at Microsoft courts Google Apps small-biz users with longer Office 365 free deal <p>For the second day in a row, Microsoft on Tuesday pitched one of its products to customers <a href="">abandoned by archrival Google</a>.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Google Google Apps Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 SaaS Office Software Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:51:12 +0000 admin 209553 at Google lets more users host App Engine applications in Europe <p>Google is letting more App Engine users choose to run their applications in a European data center, in order to improve performance for local users or to meet compliance demands.</p> <p>App Engine is Google's cloud-based platform for hosting Web applications written using Java, Python or an experimental implementation of the Go programming language.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps PaaS SaaS Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:34:16 +0000 admin 209211 at Google to start charging small businesses for Google Apps <p>Google has ended a free version of its Google Apps online application suite for small businesses, saying it wants to provide a stronger and more uniform experience to users.</p> <p>The Internet giant said Thursday in a blog post that now even small businesses with 10 or fewer users will have to pay to use its online app platform, a group that up until now has been free. All businesses will now be charged $50 per user, per year, for the service.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Apps SaaS Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:45:28 +0000 admin 208727 at Google Apps drops download support for old Office formats <p>Google Apps will not support the downloading of documents in older Microsoft Office formats starting on Monday, the company said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The change will affect ".doc," ".xls," and ".ppt" documents created in Office versions 1997-2003, Google wrote on its <a href="" target="_blank">blog</a>. It affects Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education.</p> Applications Google Apps Microsoft Office Office Software Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:59:21 +0000 admin 203430 at