Topics: Google services, Google Apps, Google Pages: 11 (4059 words) Published: April 23, 2013
IT-510 Final Project Spring 12|
Hussam Tayeb|

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction 4
1.1 Google Apps History5
2.0 Google Apps Editions6
2.1 Stander Edition for Google Apps7
2.2 Partner Edition for Google Apps7
2.3 Premiere Edition for Google Apps7
2.4 Non-profits Edition for Google Apps8
2.5 Education Edition for Google Apps8
2.5.1 Reasons to use Google Apps Education Edition 9 3.0 Google Apps for Business11
3.1 Google Apps Improve the Business14
4.0 Pros and Cons of Google Apps16
5.0 Google Apps and multiple domains18
6.0 Conclusion19

This paper will cover the history of Google Apps and stages of their development. It will also represent the editions of Google Apps with giving greater detail about the educational editions which is Marymount University use it. Then will turn to show the benefits of using Google Apps in the field of business and its role in the development of that business. In addition it will be talking about some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of using Google Apps.

1.0 Introduction:
Google Apps is a set of web applications provided by Google under a custom domain name. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, “including Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites.” It was the image of Rajen Sheth, a Google employee who later developed “Chromebooks”. In addition to shared apps (calendar, docs, etc.), there is Google Apps Marketplace, which is an App "store" for Google Apps users. It contains a variety of apps, both free and for a fee, which can be installed to modify the Google Apps experience for the users. All of these web applications offer an online alternative to traditional office suites. Thus, the users can look at Google Apps as an online office suite. Furthermore, Google Apps is a free service, so you won't have to purchase anything. All you need is an internet connection and a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Free Google Apps is still available though it is demoted in their search results so that users must navigate past the priced offering. Google Apps has many editions such as Google Apps for Education and Google Apps for Business. Google Apps for Education, which is free, merges features from the Standard and Premier editions. The main advantage of Google Apps is obvious that the user’s documents are always available online, ready to be viewed and edited. Users don't need to install any additional software on users’ computer. Moreover, to start using Google Apps users just you need to register a new Google Apps account. 2.1 Google Apps History:

Google Apps service begins to appear for first time in August, 2006. Thus, Google Apps service is considering as a newborn service, where it be for only approximately six years. In February 2006, Google created Gmail which allowed Gmail to be used with a custom domain name. It featured “2 GB of e-mail storage”. By August 2006, Google extended on this service and developed Google Apps For users' Domain, integrate more recent Google services, including Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Page Creator. Later, Google added a "Start Page" to all accounts, which is based on their “iGoogle service”. Six months later, Google initiated a Premier Edition for enterprise, as well as assembly registration public for all Google Apps services. At the same time, all products were joined, and the online control section was redesigned. Google Apps add a new email services from Email migration IMAP in June 2007. October 12, 2007, Google increased the e-mail storage for domains using Google Apps from 10 GB to 25 GB of space each. February 28, 2008, Google announced that Google Sites will be available to domains hosted by Google Apps. Google Sites allows shared editing of web sites and...
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