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Cloud services update: What's new with Google Apps for Business?

When you work with us at GeekTek IT Services, one of the benefits you can get are managed cloud services, where we help you set up and manage various cloud-based programs you use for your business.

The cloud services we work with and recommend include Google Apps for Business, a high-quality set of tools that include secure sharing, storage and management of files, which you can access reliably from anywhere. You can also make use of a variety of essential features such as business-class email and video conferencing.

In addition to its scalability, allowing you to flexibly adjust what you pay for depending on your changing business needs, Google Apps for Business also undergoes upgrades and tweaks that can be beneficial for your company.

Most recently, it’s started offering a subscription package that includes unlimited cloud storage. If you’re signed up for the basic plan on Google Apps for Business, you’ll also be able to subscribe to Google Apps Vault with a free bonus of unlimited cloud storage thrown in; if you need a relatively low-cost way to obtain a lot of storage space for your files, this new plan could really save you money.

On top of this, Google Apps for Business has in recent months introduced additional features that make for greater functionality and a smoother experience. These include greater flexibility for working with images, greater capability for editing files on mobile devices, and a broader time range for rescuing files from Google Drive that you deleted but then found you really need.

There’s also new integration with Microsoft Outlook, where you can now incorporate video calls into meetings set up on Outlook. And you can have access to a premium version of Google+; among the new features are greater control over what you share and whether user profiles will be indexed on search engines.

Is Google Apps for Business right for your company? Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your business needs and find out. Even if it turns out that you don’t want to use Google Apps for Business, we offer other powerful cloud solutions that can save you money and increase the efficiency and flexibility of your business operations.