Google Apps


Google Apps

Infobox Software
name = Google Apps



caption = Google Apps Online Control Panel
developer = Google Inc.
latest_release_version =
latest_preview_date =
operating_system = Any (Web-based application)
genre = Web productivity tools
license = Proprietary
website = [http://www.google.com/a/ www.google.com/a/]

Google Apps is a service from Google for using custom domain names with several Google products. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including: Gmail, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites.

The Standard Edition is free and offers the same amount of storage as regular Gmail accounts. cite web | url=http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/more-gmail-storage-coming-for-all.html | title=More Gmail storage coming for all | author=Rob Siemborski | publisher=Google | date=2007-10-12 | accessdate=2008-05-29 ] The Premier Edition, which offers 25 GB of e-mail storage, is 50 USD, or 40 EUR, per year, per account. The Education Edition, which is free, combines features from the Standard and Premier editions.

History

In February 2006, Google created Gmail For Your Domain with an invitation-only beta, which allowed Gmail to be used with a custom domain name. It featured 2GB of e-mail storage, and many of the standard Gmail features.

In August 2006, Google expanded on this service and developed Google Apps For Your Domain, incorporating more recent Google services, including Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Page Creator. Later, Google added a "Start Page" to all accounts, which is based on their iGoogle service.

In October 2006, Google allowed educational institutions to sign-up for the service as well, which was retitled Google Apps For Education. A large implementation of Google Apps is at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada, where 38,000 users have Gmail and in-browser IM capabilities. [ cite web | url=http://www.pcworld.ca/news/column/8088b6470a01040800f483b40707b39a/pg1.htm | title=Google Apps: Killer software or killer decision? | author=Lee Rickwood | publisher=PCWorld.ca | date=2007-03-23 | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]

On 22 February 2007, Google launched a Premier Edition for enterprise, as well as making registration public for all Google Apps services. At the same time, all products were unified, and the online control panel was redesigned.

In June 2007, email migration from IMAP email services was added to Google Apps. [ cite web | url=http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=580 | title=Google improves ‘Apps’, offers organizations clear path off Exchange, Notes, etc. to GMail | author=David Berlind | publisher=ZDNet | date=2007-06-25 | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]

On October 3, 2007, Google announced that "security, compliance, policy management, and message recovery services" from recently-acquired Postini will be integrated into Google Apps Premier Edition. [ cite web | url=http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/apps_postini_20071003.html | title=Google Adds Postini's Security and Compliance Capabilities to Google Apps | publisher=Google Press Center | date=2007-10-03 | accessdate=2008-05-29 ] [ cite web | url=http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/security.html | title=Google Apps - Additional security and compliance options | publisher=Google | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]

On October 12, 2007, Google announced that e-mail storage for domains using Google Apps would be increasing. Premier Edition accounts now have 25GB of space each (previously 10GB). Standard and Education Edition accounts will mirror the Gmail counter (previously 2GB, over 6 GiBs as of January 2008).

On February 28, 2008, Google announced that Google Sites will be available to domains hosted by Google Apps. Google Sites allows collaborative editing of web sites and permits users to upload images, videos and files to their site. [ cite web | url=http://www.google.com/sites/overview.html | title=Google Sites | publisher=Google | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]

Also note that Google Sites is not the same as Google Pages.

Differences between editions

Differences between editions: [ cite web | url=http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/editions_spe.html | title=Google Apps - Choose the edition that fits your needs | publisher=Google | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]

* Standard Edition
** Free
** Same storage space as regular gmail.com accounts (over 7 GiBs as of September 2008)
** Text ads mandatory

* Premier Edition
** 50 $USD / account / year
** 25 GB space for e-mail
** Text ads optional
** Integrated Postini "security, compliance, policy management, and message recovery services"
** Conference room/resource scheduling
** 99.9% e-mail uptime guarantee
** APIs for Single Sign On, etc.
** 24/7 phone support
** 3rd party applications and services

* Education Edition
** "Same as Premier Edition except for:"
** Free for "accredited not-for-profit K-12 schools, colleges, and universities"
** No uptime guarantee
** No integrated Postini services
** Google may serve ads to accounts not associated with enrolled students, non-profit staff or volunteers [ cite web | url=http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/education_terms.html | title=Google Apps Education Edition agreement | publisher=Google | accessdate=2008-05-29 ]
** Same storage space as regular gmail.com accounts (over 7 GiBs as of September 2008)

Vendors

Professional Services [cite web | url=http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/search?categoryId=6&orderBy=rating | title=Google A Apps Professional Services Extend Google's Services | publisher=Google | accessdate=2008-08-12 ]

Google maintains a portal for professional Google Apps service providers called [http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/ Google Solutions Marketplace] . This portal provides the list of companies that help set up Google Apps for your domain. The companies are listed by the ranking of their customer ratings.

* [http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/search?categoryId=6&orderBy=rating Medium/large deployments]
* [http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/search?categoryId=7&orderBy=rating Small business setup and support]

Profession Service Providers

Some of the service providers listed on Google Solutions Marketplace are:

* We Setup [http://www.wesetup.net]
* SetupMadeEasy.com [http://www.setupmadeeasy.com]
* AppsSetup.com [http://www.AppsSetup.com]
* G-AsiaPac.com [http://www.G-Asiapac.com]
* AOS [http://www.aos.net.au/]
* Apps People A/S [http://www.appspeople.dk/cms.ashx]
* Creatiq [http://www.creatiq.com/]
* Eforcers [http://www.eforcers.com/]
* g-company [http://www.gcompany.nl/]
* IKANO Communications Inc. [http://www.ikano.com]
* Ingensys R2G [http://www.ir2g.net/home.html]
* ISICOMPUTER Inc. [http://www.isicomputer.com]
* KanobiComm [http://www.kanobi.com]
* LTech Consulting LLC [http://www.ltech.com/]
* M. Marcus Tang [http://www.mmarcustang.com/googleapps_promo.html]
* NetWave Information Systems [http://net-wave.net/]
* SADA Systems, Inc. [http://www.sadasystems.com]
* YippieMove [http://www.yippiemove.com]

ee also

* Comparison of office suites
* Online office suite

References

External links

* [http://www.google.com/a/ Google Apps]


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