Thursday , 26 January 2023

Google in the Enterprise

Scan-to-Google Drive: The scanner in your pocket

We tend to think that “going paperless” makes workflows faster. 70% of respondents to a February 2012 survey by AIIM indicated that the use of “scanning and capture improves the speed of response to customers, suppliers, citizens or staff by three-times or more”. The study – Process Revolution: Moving your business from paper to PCs to tablets – is available ... Read More »

What the potential FTC investigation of Google means

Bloomberg News reported on May 24th that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may commence a probe of Google to see if they’ve broken any rules in their online display advertising operations. The source of this allegation is based on whether Google stifled competition via an attempt “to push companies to use more of its other services, a practice that ... Read More »

Use Google Authenticator to securely login to non-Google sites

Google’s two-step authentication helps you restrict access to your accounts. Normally, you login to a website with your username and password. Without two-step authentication, you’re done. Access to your account relies on the strength of your username and password. With two-step authentication enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter a six-digit number after you provide your username and password. Unlike a ... Read More »

Take your Google Apps experience into Orbit

I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which paints a detailed portrait of the iconic Apple founder. Like Steven Levy’s “Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution,” it’s always interesting to see how pioneers built the fledgling computer industry back in the quaint days of floppy disks, green screens, and memory measured in kilobytes. ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Back up your photos to Google+

You’re likely to take photos and videos with your smartphone. But on-device storage fills quickly when shared with documents, presentations, music, books, apps, and even movies. Limited storage is especially an issue with older or low-end devices. The iPhone 4 offers 8GB of storage; the Nexus 4 also starts with just 8GB of storage. (At the other extreme, Apple offers ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Use Quick Action buttons in Gmail

Google announced a new feature for Gmail called “Quick Action buttons” in May 2013. These buttons are designed to allow you to easily perform repetitive or simple tasks without having to open email messages. Generally they fall under four categories: Event responses Replies for email-based tasks such as confirming a registration message Reviewing services/products Following links to external sites to ... Read More »

Google Apps and Android: Lock, locate, and wipe

Gone. Lost. Misplaced. The owner of a misplaced smartphone may even utter some unprintable words. When a phone is lost, you’ll generally want to lock, locate, or wipe the phone. Locking a phone sets a PIN code on the phone to prevent people unauthorized access. GPS signals help locate a phone, although not always with pinpoint accuracy. And wiping a ... Read More »

Improve meeting rooms with WiFi, Hangouts, and screen-sharing

Show me an organization’s conference rooms and I’ll tell you a bit about the organization’s culture. Many meeting rooms contain furniture, art, projectors, dry erase boards, and power outlets, but none of these reveal much in the way of cultural secrets. The culture-revealing items are invisible: WiFi and screen-sharing systems. WiFi reveals who can connect; screen-sharing tools reveal who can ... Read More »

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