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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gmail Costs Nothing To Implement

Top 12 Gmail Features That Leave Lotus Notes Dusted In This Era Of Social Media

Point 8: Gmail Is Free

Yep. Setting up Gmail and a Google Account costs nothing to implement, except a little bit of time. It’s one of the little things in life that are still free.

And, if you have your own domain name, website and mail service hosted with another service, like Yahoo Small Business, you can set up a Google Apps account and re-route all of your incoming email over to the Gmail servers.

Now, your team can collaborate and use all of the other neat features that Gmail has to offer (like voice and video chat) in addition to using Google Docs, and Google Calendar and Google Chat.

If you need extra security, email archiving and some other additional features, you can opt in for the professional version of Google Apps for about $50 per user per year.

When you consider the Lotus Notes licensing fees for client and server software, the hardware server costs, and the money it costs to have someone maintain and administer the server, the professional version of Google Apps starts to look like a real bargain.

Next, Outsourced Administration!

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