Google is a cloud pioneer and their technology is built with the cloud in mind. To Google, it makes sense that all roads should lead to the cloud when it comes to a desktop OS as well. One of Google’s latest product offerings is the Google Chromebook and Chrome OS. A Chromebook is essentially an internet dependent, lightweight laptop that runs Chrome OS (i.e. Google’s answer to Windows or Mac OS X on the desktop). Chrome OS represents a dramatic shift in thinking when it comes to desktop operating systems. Chrome OS is basically the same browser that you would use on a PC or Mac but with a few additions that make it a functional OS. Since Chromebooks have just recently been made available to Canadians, I think it’s worth taking a closer look at what they have to offer for small and medium sized businesses. Chromebooks are being adopted by schools across the country but do they make sense for your business? In Part 1 of this series on Chromebooks, I’ll look at Chromebooks from a macro level and in Part 2 we’ll take a closer look at the apps available for them.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the practice of allowing employees to use their personal mobile devices for work. With the growth in business cloud apps that run on leading mobile platforms like iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (Samsung, Motorola, HTC etc.), BYOD has become an attractive option to business owners. Here’s our list of the top 4 reasons why BYOD is an attractive option:
The Google teams have been busy once again this year with their annual April Fool’s Day competition. Here are our favorites from the last 3 years. As you can see, we’re fans of the Gmail for their innovative ideas.
Do you use Google’s Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad? Implementation choices for the Google Calendar app on iPhones and iPads are plentiful. There are pros and cons for each implementation choice. Here are four implementation choices and their respective pros and cons: