Google Apps is a product from Google- the amazing search engine- that will help you run your businesses better. Below is a few videos that will explain what Google Apps is all about. You will also see a table of the major components of Google Apps.



Google Apps services
Google Apps provides email, calendar, documents and more hosted in Google servers. These are the same secure highly available servers that host www.google.com. All of these services are accessible wherever you have internet access. Even from your phone. There are offline version too- great for South Africa. This ability to access any service from any location is called cloud services.

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Email
your_name@your_domain.co.za
25 GB email inbox per user 
Powerful search function 
Access through browser or email client 
Powerful spam filtering 
Innovative tools to make email management easy  
Calendar
Calendar integrated with your email
Calendar works with enterprise systems
Share you calendar securely within the organisation
Create new calendars on the fly- without IT
Publish you calendar to the Internet
Google Sites
Collaboration site for publishing project-related Web pages 
Tools that team members can easily master 
No coding or HTML required. 
Create your public website here, too.
Works across browsers and OS 
Site sharing permissions across the business, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time.
Google Talk
IM and VOIP client Text messaging, 
voice calling, and file transfer (with no file size restrictions) 
Chat right from your inbox No client applications; 
built into web browser 
IMs archived and searchable with email
Docs
Authoring tool for creating, sharing, and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. 
Web-based documents, spreadsheets, drawings and presentations 
Edit the same file at the same time so you always have the latest version 
Flexibility to be productive from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone, even when you're offline. 
Supports popular formats such as .doc, .xls, .ppt, and .pdf. 
Files stored are always accessible and backed-up online. 
Secure access controls 
Administrators can manage file sharing permissions system-wide, and document owners can share and revoke file access at any time.
Maps:
Geo-Location services. Get directions and view locations
Latitude:
Employees can share their location with the office. This is ideal for ensuring that employees get to clients on time or when clients call while they are out. 
Blogger:
Easily update information about your services on a Blog 
YouTube:
Build your brand using the visual medium. Create your own channel or advertise in YouTube.
Android:
Operating system for phones means that you have seamless access to all Google services from your phone or tablet PC.