Google Apps for Work

Ecological Hosting is a Google for Work Partner.

Powerful communication and collaboration tools for your organization

The right tools can make projects faster and easier. Whether you’re working with colleagues, doing a school project, or coordinating with your group, Google Apps saves you time and trouble.

  • Customized email addresses
  • Access your data from anywhere, even from mobile devices with mobile email, calendar and IM access
  • Collaborate more effectively with shared calendar and documents
  • Proven cost savings – no software or hardware to install and maintain
  • 99.9% uptime reliability guarantee for Google Apps for Work
  • Data security and trust – Google’s network is designed from the ground up with security in mind
  • 30GB of storage per user on Google Apps for Work
  • Tools to assist migration for Microsoft® Exchange users
  • Additional cost option from Google: Add on corporate compliance, email archiving and e-discovery services powered by Postini

Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools hosted by Google to organizations of any size.

Gmail Calendar Sites Google+ Hangouts
Drive Docs Spreadsheets Presentations Drawings

With Gmail (including Google’s industry-leading spam filtering), Google Calendar, and integrated Instant Messaging, users can stay connected and work together with ease.

Google Docs includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools that enable users to share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work.

You can access all of these services using just a web browser, which means there is nothing to install or configure on your computer(s).

Pricing and ordering information:

Google Apps for Work (previously known as Google Apps for Business) pricing is just £33 plus VAT per user per year. This is the exact same pricing you could get direct from Google. Where things differ is in the way we can assist you through the initial setup and configuration and help get you started and also help you to minimise disruption to your existing services if switching from a different email provider.

As you may well imagine, the vast majority of the per user fee understandably goes to Google for the service, so in addition to this fee we also charge a support fee based on the time taken to provision the service and help you through the initial deployment as required. For most people, generally you should anticipate around 1-2 hours charge at our level 2 support rate, which is £15 plus VAT per 20 minutes.

Generally, once up and running very minimal further support would be required. Support requests can be raised direct with Google via your Google Apps for Work control panel, and should you require any further assistance from ourselves, additional support time can be purchased at the same charging rate as above.

If you would like to order Google Apps for Work services, please use our generic contact form to provide details of the domain names involved, number of users and anything else you feel relevant and we’ll be in touch to work through your requirement with you.

Important notes:

We are aware that some of our customers may question this offering when they realise that using Google Apps for email rather than Ecological Hosting means your email is hosted and stored by Google and as such does not run on our environmentally friendly infrastructure.

The choice of email system used is entirely down to the individual client. Please click here (then click on the “Ecological Hosting Email Service / Google Apps Gmail Comparison” section) to view the main differences between our own email service and Google Apps for Work Gmail. We are happy to discuss the merits, pros and cons of each to help you reach a final decision. The final selection will ultimately be determined by your needs, budget and personal choice.

It is also worth pointing out that Google operate one of the largest corporate solar installations in the United States and have a top down core value to building a sustainable future for all. Please follow this link for further information.

As a Google for Work Partner we are able to sell, provision, configure and support Google Apps for Work for our customers and we receive training, extended support and deployment services from Google to enable us to do this.

This program allows us to maintain a close relationship with our customers by providing this additional service in a fully integrated way so our client only has to deal with one company for all their web hosting, email and online collaboration needs.

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