Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps. It’s ON!

Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365Microsoft recently put the Open for Business sign on it’s Office 365 product, and it seems to be targeted directly at Google Apps. Office is still Microsoft’s bread and butter, so it didn’t take kindly to Google muscling in on its document domination. I had a chance to try out the new Office 365 service this week, and while it appears it and Google Apps do much of the same thing, there are several key differences (and price tags). Let’s examine both products to see how they compare. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps. It’s ON!”

Gmail, Google Apps, Apps for Business, and Apps for Non-Profit — What’s the Difference?

Google AppsBesides search, Gmail is Google’s most popular product. Its immense storage capacity and the inclusion of a robust office application suite makes it one of the most useful services on the Internet. However, Google Apps accounts come in four main flavors, and many do not understand the difference. Using the correct type of Apps account ensures you are leveraging these powerful tools to your advantage. Continue reading “Gmail, Google Apps, Apps for Business, and Apps for Non-Profit — What’s the Difference?”

Congrats Wyoming — The First State to Go Google!

Wyoming:

The first state to create a national park (Yellowstone).

The first state to claim a national monument (Devil’s Tower).

The first state to allow women to vote.

The first state to go Google.

…wait, what was that last one?

Wyoming doesn’t exactly have the reputation as a trailblazer state, but that perception should change. It has an impressive list of firsts, and converting all its state employees to Google’s cloud based Apps platform adds to the impressiveness. Government agencies are known for being slow to adopt new technology, and an entire state moving to something as modern as Google Apps is almost unheard of. Continue reading “Congrats Wyoming — The First State to Go Google!”

In For the Long Run – The Glass City Marathon!

Glass City MarathonThere’s some buzz that goes around the office this time of the year, as TOAST.net is once again sponsoring The Glass City Marathon.  The Marathon is always a good time, but the planning and coordination needed to pull the event together is a momentous task.  Organizing contacts, schedules, forms, and agendas is not a job for the feint of heart.  However, with a few tools and some behind the scenes know-how, we’re helping whip this monster into shape. Continue reading “In For the Long Run – The Glass City Marathon!”