The City of Rock Island uses Google Apps for their powerful, intuitive, and mobile platform. Mail, Calendar, Drive & Docs, and Sites are just a few of Google's premiere business applications that are available. See below for some of the added benefits realized with Google Apps and be sure to check out a cool video about Google Apps!
Benefits of Google
Access services from anywhere, anytime: Get your email, calendar, contacts, and documents from any computer, anywhere.
Lots of storage: You get a full 25GB of online storage for your email, so you never have to delete a message.
Enhanced message organization and retrieval: With Google Mail, you can label your messages in multiple ways to organize and store them more efficiently. And with the Google-powered search feature, you can find any message quickly and easily.
Easy calendar sharing: You can quickly and easily share your calendar with co-workers and specify the details you want to show. Calendar sharing is a great way for you and your co-workers to keep each other informed about your schedules.
Personalized mailing lists: With Google Groups, you can manage your own subscriptions to mailing lists, called Groups, without the need to make requests to the IT Department. You can even create your own groups for your projects, teams, special-interest groups, and more. Not only do groups make it easier to send email and calendar invitations to groups of people but they also simplify access management for your shared Google documents, sites, videos, and calendars.
Real-time collaboration: With Google Drive & Docs, you can create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and you and your team members can view and edit them all at the same time.
Integrated chat: With the Google Talk instant messaging application, you can communicate instantly with your co-workers right from the Email interface. In addition, all your chats are automatically saved in your Email application, so you can always retrieve important information.
Easy-to-build team web sites: With Google Sites, your team has the ability to quickly publish a robust internal web site on which to gather all sorts of shared information, such as documents, spreadsheets, presentation, files, and videos. You can even embed Google calendars and other gadgets on your site.
Powerful video sharing: Using Google Video for business, you can easily share videos with your team or throughout your organization for a whole new level of communication and collaboration.