People look at me funny when I tell them that our entire office runs off Google Apps for Domain. That means we don’t have any Microsoft Office deployed on local workstations. All of our documents and spreadsheets are prepared in Google Docs which means we have no software to load or configure on local workstations in the office.
It also means that when we’re out of the office we can access our documents from ANY Internet connected computer.
We also use GMAIL for all of our email. It’s much less hassle to maintain than a separate Exchange Server (which we’ve done in the past and found to be a huge waste of time and resources for very little benefit).
This morning I received an autoresponder email from one of our email subscribers who is apparently without access to any email for several days due to an internal server problem…. And I am again reminded of exactly why I love GMAIL. It’s the lack of these types of problems that keep me convinced that outsourcing email is the wisest move we’ve ever made.