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Google Apps:
   A Free, Collaborative Alternative to
      Microsoft Office (and more)

                    MANA TAHAIE

A...
Introduction to Google Apps

  Free*
  Collaborative
  Web-based
  Single account access to all tools
  Hosted on you...
Google Apps and Non-profits

  Google Apps: Messaging and Collaboration tools
  Education Edition: application suite for...
Google Apps: Communication




     AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
Gmail

  Web-based email
    Offline access available

  Virtually unlimited storage space
  Manage multiple accounts ...
Google Calendar

  Sharing
    Within organization

    Public
           Subscription
         
          Public Eve...
Google Talk

  Chatting within Gmail
  Voice and video chatting
    Teleconferencing

    Telecommuting

  Group chat...
Blogger

  Quick blog setup
  Customizable with themes, gadgets, etc.
  Mobile updating
  Hosted on your domain
  RSS...
Google Apps: Collaboration




     AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
Google Docs

                                              Features
Applications

                                        ...
Google Groups & Wiki

  Email listservs
  Simple webpages
  Discussion boards
  Organize information in wikis
  User-...
Google Apps: Productivity




    AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
Google Maps and Earth

  Customizable maps for myriad uses:
         Event planning
     
         Site mapping
     
 ...
Google Reader

  RSS* aggregator
  Keep up with newsfeeds, blogs, Twitter, websites,
     and lots of other online conte...
Other productivity tools

  Google Checkout
    Online sales and donation processing

    Free for Google Grants recipi...
Other productivity tools

  Google Analytics
         Track and analyze web traffic in real time
     
         Graphica...
Google Apps: Challenges




   AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
Things to consider before switching

  Cost
    Sunk (in previous technology)

    Transition

    User learning curve...
Questions?

      Access Slideshow at bit.ly/gapps

  Email Mana at mana.tahaie@gmail.com

Visit TechSoup and IdealWare fo...
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  1. 1. Google Apps: A Free, Collaborative Alternative to Microsoft Office (and more) MANA TAHAIE Association of Women in Communications Spring Workshop: Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 | OSU-TULSA
  2. 2. Introduction to Google Apps  Free*  Collaborative  Web-based  Single account access to all tools  Hosted on your domain  Visit: http://www.google.com/options Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  3. 3. Google Apps and Non-profits  Google Apps: Messaging and Collaboration tools  Education Edition: application suite for schools and non-profits Communication  Collaboration  Infrastructure   User dashboard accesses all tools in central location  Visit: http://www.google.com/apps Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  4. 4. Google Apps: Communication AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  5. 5. Gmail  Web-based email  Offline access available  Virtually unlimited storage space  Manage multiple accounts in a single inbox  Advanced spam filters that “learn”  Fully searchable using Google’s powerful engine  Filters and labels allow simple organization  Gadgets and hacks increase productivity  Visit: http://www.google.com/mail Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  6. 6. Google Calendar  Sharing  Within organization  Public Subscription   Public Event Search  Syncs with Outlook, iCal, phones  Offline access  Embed in website  Example: Circle Cinema  Visit: http://www.google.com/calendar Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  7. 7. Google Talk  Chatting within Gmail  Voice and video chatting  Teleconferencing  Telecommuting  Group chat  Save chat history  Desktop client available  Visit: http://www.google.com/talk Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  8. 8. Blogger  Quick blog setup  Customizable with themes, gadgets, etc.  Mobile updating  Hosted on your domain  RSS* ready, including custom feeds  Reader subscription option  41 languages  Team blogging  Integrate with other Social Media  Visit: https://www.blogger.com/start Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  9. 9. Google Apps: Collaboration AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  10. 10. Google Docs Features Applications  Rich editing and  Word processing formatting functionality  Spreadsheets  Collaborate and share  Forms with colleagues  Reporting  Export to many formats  Presentations  No more attachments or  Visit: docs.google.com “AgendaDRAFTfinal_02.doc” AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  11. 11. Google Groups & Wiki  Email listservs  Simple webpages  Discussion boards  Organize information in wikis  User-generated content*  Visit: http://groups.google.com Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  12. 12. Google Apps: Productivity AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  13. 13. Google Maps and Earth  Customizable maps for myriad uses: Event planning  Site mapping  Directions  Mash-ups   Embed in websites  Share online  Maps example: YWCA facilities  Visit: http://maps.google.com  Earth example: World is Witness  Visit: http://earth.google.com Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  14. 14. Google Reader  RSS* aggregator  Keep up with newsfeeds, blogs, Twitter, websites, and lots of other online content Centralize information  Share with friends  Publish links to social networking sites like  Facebook, organization websites, etc. Visit: http://reader.google.com  Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  15. 15. Other productivity tools  Google Checkout  Online sales and donation processing  Free for Google Grants recipients  Google Alerts  Daily updates of news and blog content  Custom keyword search  Google Directory  Online directory search Maps, reviews, directions   Update your listings! Call 1-800-GOOG-411 or Text GOOGL  Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  16. 16. Other productivity tools  Google Analytics Track and analyze web traffic in real time  Graphical dashboard gives snapshot of activity  Manage multiple sites at once   Google Notebook Capture all kinds of information in a central location  Collect as you’re searching the web  Go paperless!   iGoogle Personalized homepage  Customize with gadgets and specified information  Create gadgets for your organization and distribute  Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  17. 17. Google Apps: Challenges AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  18. 18. Things to consider before switching  Cost  Sunk (in previous technology)  Transition  User learning curve  Compatibility with existing software  Internet connectivity Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  19. 19. Questions? Access Slideshow at bit.ly/gapps Email Mana at mana.tahaie@gmail.com Visit TechSoup and IdealWare for more non-profit tech information AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
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