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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Google Apps: Collaboration AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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  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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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  Compatibility with existing software  Internet connectivity Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
    • 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!