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  1. 1. Google Docs& Other Cloud SolutionsPresented byJeff Yette
  2. 2. Before We Jump In ...This presentation is available
  3. 3. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs1 - SyncingOne-copy, updated automatically, across all platforms.Edit a document on your PC, and view changes on anothercomputer virtually instantlyNo need to email documents between home and work, orputting them on a thumb drive.
  4. 4. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs3 – Access AnywhereAccessed via the browser - No software to installAccess on smart phones/tablets either via browser or free appOffline mod allows you edit a local copy when no internet is available which willthen sync upon reconnecting.
  5. 5. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs2 – CollaborationShare documents with other google usersMultiple can have the same document open and make/viewedits at the same time.Document history allows you to revert back to previousversions if neededCreate notifications to be emailed when changes are made
  6. 6. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs4 – EmbeddableAny document, including spreadsheets and presentationsare instantly shareable on the Internet with a simple“Publish” button.Google Documents can be embedded into websites –changes to document are automatically updated on thewebsite..Integrate forms that populate spreadsheets.
  7. 7. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs5 – Works with existing documentsDocuments will automatically be converted to Google DocformatsDocuments can be exported back to original file format ifneeded of saved as PDFs
  8. 8. 5 reasons to start using Google Docs6 – FREELike almost everything with Google, it’s free!6
  9. 9. A short video ...
  10. 10. Whats the down side?●Offline access is limited (or in some cases notavailable)●Advanced features of Microsoft Word notcompatible●Limited space … Free accounts get 1GB
  11. 11. Microsofts Answer●$9.95/mo $99.95/yr home●$6.00/mo $60.00/yr business
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. ApplicationsDrop Box“A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videosanywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!”●Cloud-based storage●Synchronization/Back-up/Collaboration●PC, Linux, Mac/iPad, Android, Blackberry●Definable Sharing Privileges●Free account = 2GB, paid = 50GB, 100GB & 350GB●Drag & Drop file “upload”●Keeps file in native format
  14. 14. ApplicationsBoxVery similar to Dropbox●Cloud-based storage●Synchronization/Back-up/Collaboration●Google App integration●Free account = 5GB
  15. 15. Top 10 Cloud ServicesMavenlink: A workforce and project management system that shows time sheets,budgets and costs related to ongoing projects, accounts receivable aging reeportsand other information that will help with resource utilization and planning.MailChimp: A newsletter service that can be integrated with a bunch of otherpopular small business cloud apps, including Rapportive, Batchbook CRM,Zendesk and Freshbooks. It also connects with e-commerce software includingShopify and Magento.Insightly: A basic application for tracking customer interactions.FlashPanel: Management and security capabilities, including the ability to managepasswords, control user access, manage email usage and consumption, or create(and delete) shared contacts.Capsule CRM: A customer relationship management (CRM) tool that integrateswith Google Apps, and with cloud accounting and financial management softwareincluding Freshbooks and Xero.
  16. 16. Top 10 Cloud ServicesGantter Project: An application for handling scheduling of complex projects, whichintegrates with Google Drive for sharing and collaboration. It can import files fromMicrosoft Project.Zoho CRM: As with the other CRM tools mentioned, this service is for trackingleads and customer prospects. But it can also be used for customer supportmanagement and marketing automation.Do by Salesforce: A projects and tasks manager; you can share items with peopleon your Google Contacts An app for producing graphical diagrams using predefined objects. (Thepricing model changes on April 1, 2013, so it should be interesting to see if thissoftware retains is popularity.)Accounting tools by Wave: A small-business accounting system that includesinvoicing and reporting features.
  17. 17. Q & A
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