This article has been updated on 10 December 2012 due to a change in Google Policy!
In doing some research for one of our customers on document storage to assist with their document control, we took a look at a few solutions including Google Apps. After watching several Lynda.com courses on the use of the numerous applications provided by Google Apps, we took the plunge to create a free account and give it a whirl! Google Apps for small businesses is free for up to 10 users hence is ideal for our purposes. Having signed up and set things up we now use it for:
We are now playing around with Google Drive and Docs just to see how useful it is and whether it is an optional replacement for MS Office. So far it is proving to be a great tool and certainly looks ideal as a virtual office environment especially with the synch between Google Drive on your PC/Laptop and your Cloud Drive so watch this space for our next update on Google Docs!