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Google Apps adoption and productivity

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Users embrace new functionality with minimum distraction.

Quick innovation on cloud has distinctive advantages over on premise software. In contrast to large changes and improvements that take place for on premise software, Cloud applications such as Google Apps can deliver constant and small improvements which are easily adapted by end users. Small and frequent upgrades make change management easier. Traditional software updates are delivered once in a year or two with many improvements. This forces end users to spend considerable amount of time relearn the application. This makes the adoption of the new version more difficult. Since the users resist the adoption of newer version, users end up having different version of the same application. This make life of the IT team very difficult.

Make your workforce more productive anywhere anytime.

Traditional technology the information can be accessed in restricted effecting the productivity of your workforce. Google Apps is a web based solution which can be accessed anywhere anytime on any device by your team. Since the data is stored in Google’s cloud and not on a particular machine. Your employees get the work done faster with an internet connection which gives them access to their data. No matter your employees on the move or in the comfort of their homes they get seamless access to their data from their mobile device.

Some MORE Gmail Gadgets worth trying out

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There is a powerful but little known Gmail feature that lives in Labs called “Add any gadget by URL.” Once you turn it on, you can add iGoogle gadgets (or any gadget specified by an .xml file) to the side of your Gmail account. While most of these gadgets are built by third-parties and not owned or maintained by Google, they can be super handy.

To install any of these gadgets, follow those steps:

  1. From your Gmail account, go to the Labs tab of Gmail Settings.
  2. Look for the Lab “Add any gadget by URL.” Enable it, then click “Save changes.”
  3. Go to the new “Gadgets” tab under “Settings” and add the relevant .xml address.

Here’s a list of few more worth trying out:

PolyClock
Gives you the time of day for any place in the world.
http://gad.getpla.net/poly/clock.xml
Gmail PolyClock Gadget

Currency Converter
A real time currency converter.
http://helloworld123—.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/currency-converter.xml

Gmail Currency Calculator Gadget

bit.ly URL shortener
Lets you shorten URLs in a single click.
http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/107368512201818821991/bitly-shortener.xml
Gmail URL Shortener Gadget

Chuck Norris fact generator

Displays a different “Chuck Norris fact” every day of the year.

http://marsupialmusic.net/stu/scripts/chucknorris.xml

Gmail Chuck Norris Fact GadgetFinally, you might be familiar with the last two gadgets, since they are also available as individual Gmail Labs:

Google Calendar
Displays your Google Calendar agenda right from Gmail.
http://www.google.com/ig/modules/calendar.xml
Gmail Calendar Gadget

Google Docs
Gives you quick access to your most recent documents.
www.google.com/ig/modules/docs.xml
Gmail Docs Gadget
You can find lots of other gadgets optimized for iGoogle on this page, and many of them work well in Gmail, too.
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Some Gmail Gadgets worth trying out

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There is a powerful but little known Gmail feature that lives in Labs called “Add any gadget by URL.” Once you turn it on, you can add iGoogle gadgets (or any gadget specified by an .xml file) to the side of your Gmail account. While most of these gadgets are built by third-parties and not owned or maintained by Google, they can be super handy.

To install any of these gadgets, follow those steps:

  1. From your Gmail account, go to the Labs tab of Gmail Settings.
  2. Look for the Lab “Add any gadget by URL.” Enable it, then click “Save changes.”
  3. Go to the new “Gadgets” tab under “Settings” and add the relevant .xml address.

Here’s a list of few worth trying out:

Wikipedia
Look for a specific query right from Gmail.
http://www.google.com/ig/modules/wikipedia.xml
gmail-wikipedia-gadget

Google Calculator
Make some quick calculations while typing an email.
http://calebegg.com/calc.xml

gmail-calculator-gadget

Note
Add a sticky note to the corner of your Gmail account.
http://www.google.com/ig/modules/sticky.xml
gmail-note-gadget

Remember the Milk

If you’re a fan of this task management system, accessing all your “Remember the milk” notes from right within Gmail can be super handy.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/gmail/rtm.xml

gmail-remember-the-milk-gadget
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Google Apps – Introducing the people widget.

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Email is just as much about the people you communicate with as it is what you communicate about. We think it can be helpful to view relevant information in context, which is why over the next two weeks we’re rolling out a new people widget located on the right hand side of your messages. The people widget surfaces content from friends, family and colleagues that is already available to you but may be hard to find and makes it easier to connect with them.

Google Apps People widget

Next to every email message you can now see contextual information about the people in that conversation including recent emails you received from them, relevant Buzz posts, shared documents and calendar events. You also have quick access to a variety of ways to communicate with individuals, start a group chat or schedule a meeting with groups of people.

We hope the people widget will improve your Gmail experience and we’re eager for you to try it out.

Read more about People Widget.
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Restrict email delivery

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The ability to restrict email delivery is available in Google Apps for Business and Education Edition.

By default, users with Gmail accounts at your domain can send mail to and receive mail from any other email address. In some cases, you want to restrict who your users can exchange mail with. For example, a school might want to allow its students to exchange mail with the faculty and other students, but not with people outside of the school.

For More Details & Instructions check the below link:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=177482&hl=en