The world of work is changing. Anybody notice how office data isn’t actually stored in the office anymore? Tablets replacing fact files? A first contact with businesses being on a web page instead of a shop floor?
Workers want more flexibility. They want to work smarter, not harder or longer. They don’t want to just use the means they’ve been given. And they don’t want to have dictated to them a particular time and place at which to turn up and do the work required.
A suite of online apps that, for the price of a cup of coffee per user per month, can be used as much or as little as you like. In Gmail, why not try labels instead of folders to organise your inbox? Collaborate in real time in Microsoft Office-compatible Docs by starting a live chat or posting a comment. Here are a couple more things.
With the security of Google Drive as your storage base, as well as the clear, concise admin console enabling you to access user reports, change rights and add accounts, Google Apps allows you to have more control over the way you work.
And don’t forget Google my Business, the very tool with which you make your business known to somebody who searches for your sector. The very tool with which your customers leave photos and reviews. The very tool with which regular sharing of content gives Google (and thus the public) a better idea of what your business does. (By the way, this is free!)
My name is Liam Martin-Lane. Along with my business partner Adrian Carter, our job is to promote this package to companies like yours. If you choose to go Google, then for a monthly subscription we are on hand to offer our time and our expertise as specialists in Google Apps, offering deployment, support, training and assistance. In return for your subscription, you also get the apps package at a reduced price.
We are also licensed to sell Google for Education and Google for Nonprofits in a similar way. (Please note there is an important new project starting in Redbridge for non profits – Ed) Our YouTube channel features a recent case study of a UK charity.They’ll be joining us live on Hangouts at 10am on the 8th April – register to watch by adding the event to your calendar: iCalendar • Google Calendar • Outlook • Outlook Online • Yahoo! Calendar
Adrian Carter (pictured) training members of Home Church in using Google for Nonprofits.
Liam has been attending the newly set-up Hainault business networking event and gave a short and informative presentation on Google for business in March. Next event is on Tuesday 5 April 5-7pm in Hainault cafe, Manford Way.