Google Apps and You

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Google Apps and You

  1. 1. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth GOOGLE APPS AND YOU Garrett Hunter garrett.hunter@blacktower.com © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (How Your pookie@aol.com Address Is Hurting Your Brand Identity)
  2. 2. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Introduction • Why do I care about my email address? • What challenges did I see that lead me to this solution? • Why do I use Google Apps? • Getting Started with Google Apps © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Why Do I Care About My Email Address • My email address is as much a part of my ONLINE IDENTITY as my website. It may be my ONLY online presence! • People RELY more and more on SEARCH RESULTS to help find the people and services they need. • Each time I use my email address I leave my DIGITAL SIGNATURE on the internet that is indexed by search engines and directs my customers to me! © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3
  4. 4. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Why Do I Care About My Email Address • Lead with your best impression! • Be consistent with your brand! • Think about your SEO ranking! © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Challenges That Lead Me to Google Apps • Constantly changing email service providers • Confusing email set up and configuration • Cost of outside hosting services • Cost and complexity of giving my employees email addresses on my domain © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Why Do I Use Google Apps? • I get an awesome suite of online services hosted by Google, for FREE!!! • Web based email (GMail) • Group Calendaring (Google Calendar) • Team Document Sharing (Google Docs) • Telephony (Google Voice) • and many more... • Setup takes approximately 15 minutes • Lets you check all of your other email addresses • Accessible from your Android, iPhone, iPad, etc... © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Are There Other Options? • Yes! • Microsoft provides their Office 365 solution which is based on Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook. Find out more at www.microsoft.com/office365 • Even more solutions can be found on the web! © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
  8. 8. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Getting Started • Decide which edition is for you (free or paid): • Select your edition • Verify your domain ownership • Register your domain with Google Apps • Create your administrator account • Update your email records at your domain host • Log into GMail@yourhost.com and get going! © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8
  9. 9. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth Getting Started © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9 http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/index.html
  10. 10. Enabling your LIMITLESS growth About Blacktower, Inc. • We provide management and technology guidance to companies seeking to increase operational efficiencies, implement new software systems, and develop technology strategies that better align their corporate objectives to the market conditions. • Contact us at limitless@blacktower.com to find out how we can help you too. © 2013 Blacktower, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10

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